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Opening 1 

Student Life 18 
Organizations/Greeks 70 

Sports 130 

Academics 188 

Individuals 216 

Community 272 

Closing 284 

Index 290 



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Volume 78 


Opening 1 

Taking time put to enjoy the peace and quiet of Chaplain's Lake , two NSU students pause 
for a few rhoments '.of reflection. 

\J ne aspect of Northwestern that has made 
a definite mark on students has always been 
the serene beauty of the campu s . Whether 
relaxing on the gently rolling hills, walking 
through NSU's rich past around Normal Hill 
or studying quietly under the trees, students 
were able to find their own niche at the 
university. From those who completed their 
college career to those just beginning, North- 
western made its mark on all who entered its 

2 '. Opening j 

A sure fnark of December and the tipcohing holidays is the annual Christmas Window Painting Contest, held at the Student 
Union and sponsoredby SAB. Thisyear'sthem^waS'^heJ^ 
ginning second and the Associationof 'Student 'Artists placing third. 

Studying is best done in a quiet place: In an attempt io escape the confinement.of her dorm room.freshman Lisa Giddens looks over her notes 
wan important test down by the Columns. 


; One of the main attractions at the 62nd Natchitoches Christmas Festival was the Budweiser Clydesdales. An American tra 
dition, the Clydesdales were driven by ' representatives from BuaSveiser along with tfo 

The Smile on concert director Bill Brent's face shows 
his pride in the orchestra performance at an outdoor 

4 Opening 

Staying in shape was an important concern for many Northwestern students} 
especially if they were involved in campus athletics. Two members ofNSU's track team 
pick up the pace around furpin Stadiutn. 

Eagerly awaiting the start of the Homecoming festivities, Queen Mary 
Miller and her father stand on the sidelines o/Turpin Stadium. 

Proudly showing spirit in their Volkswagen "Ladybug," several members 
of -Phi Mu cheer on their team as they participate in. the Homecoming parade. 

Opening 5 

\Yhile attending classes and trying to maintain the 
necessary grade point average, students chose involve- 
ment in extra-curricular activities as part of their college 
experience. From the playing fields, to the airwaves, and 
even a political rally, variety in activities could be noticed 
among all, as each was driven to leave their mark. 

Expressing her political views, Olyrnpict Dukakis takes time out from 
filming Steel Magnolias to speak at a Northwestern rally held for her cousin, 
presidential candidate Mike Dukakis. 

6 Opening 

Trying to move through an opening in the defensive line, a player maneu- 
vers toward the endzone during a Intramural Flag Football match. Intramurals 
had its biggest year ever, sending several teams to the state IM championships. 

Preparing to announce the upcoming lineup of songs, Personnel 
Director BUV'Rabbit" Schneider instructs a student how to prevent "dead 
air." The voice of Northwestern, KNWD experienced many changes this 
year, especially the format switch to Album-Oriented Rock and the move 
to South Hall. 

Awaiting orders from the commander, ROTC cadets discuss what is 
to be expected of them on a FieldTraining Exercise. Joining the Reserve 
Officers Training Corps was the choice of many Northwestern students; 
since it provided not only financial aid, but leadership training and 

Opening 7 

Waitingfor the Homecoming parade to gel under 
way, Potpourri Editor Tina Dutile, Current Sauce 
Editor SonyaRigaud, andfreshman ft. Scott Jottey 
admire the specially-made Homecoming mum that 
adds a decorative touch to their car. This was the first 
year that the student publications of Northwestern 
participated in.the parade. 

Melissa Porteo us tries to think of a creative 
solution as she competes in "Win, Lose or -Draw" 
during 1 ntramurals Half-Niter. 


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8 Opening 

: Intramumls Beach Bay -was ah unqualified success for 
the IM department as studentsioaded themselves into a Pedal- 
Paddle for a race on Chaplain's Lake . 

Withstanding the tesioftijne, the familiar, yve [coming sight of NSU* s gate greet each visitor to the cam- 
pus. Er4ctedinl939'J940:bytheStudentGovernmentAssdcia 

Opening 9 

The highest honor awarded to NSU students is 
Mr, and Miss NSU, : Seniors Melissa Canales and 
Kevin Peters were awarded the title in a campus wide 
election and presented a plaque during the half-time, 
of the football game against Sam Houston. 

10 Opening 

Participating in the Homecoming Parade festivities were members of Kappa Sigma fraternity who placed first in the float 
decorating contest with their "roll the Bobcats" theme. 

JVLarks of individuality, excellence and 
honor became apparent as recognition and 
awards were readily earned. As a whole the 
university average ACT score increased from 
14 in years past to 18, a record for the state. 
Enrollment also rose by almost 6 percent, an 
increase from last fall, making it necessary 
for renovations as dorms reached capacity 

Yell Leader Janna Parker performs before members of. 
Northwestern and Northeast student body during the State 
Fair Rally in the Alley. Traditionally LA Tech has been the 
opponent in the annual competition but Tech dropped out of the 
Southland Conference, ending the long rivalry. 

Practicing for hours each week, band members perfect 
their talents to make sure there are no mistakes during per- 
formances. The Spirit of Northwestern, under the direction of 
Bill Brent, is the second largest band in the state and has won 
numerous awards in competitions. 

Opening 11 

From the Homecoming parade to the Natchitoches Christmas Festival, the Mansion on the Hill provides an excellent van- 
tage point for onlookers; It also is a great place to kick back and relax, as evidenced by Kappa Alpha members Mike McQueen^ 
JohnWalsh, Randy Crow, Stefan Erath, Brett Harris, and Bobby Cockrell. 

Heralding the demise of the Southwesr Texas Bobcats, the Student Tina Dutile and State Fair Court member HoUey Methvin share a hug in 

Activities Board's Homecoming Hearse with Vic the Demon heads the stands during the 1988 State Fair Classic at Independence Stadium in 
through the gates of NSU on its way to Prather Coliseum. Shreveport. 

12 Opening 

Asking the First Lady' s opinion, NSU president Dr. 
Robert Alost makes a comment to his wife Alma on the 
outdoor concert held at the A. A. Fredericks Fine Arts 

Taking a much-needed break from the oppressive heat,- 
four Northwestern students sit on the sidelines to watch the 
finals of Intramural Flag Football. 

Opening 13 

Traditions, part of Northwestern 's rich 
history, played an important role for stu- 
dents as changes and advancements oc- 
curred, enabling them to make their mark 
on Northwestern and its surroundings. 
Spirit, whether cheering on the Demons 
from the stands or scoring the winning 
touchdown that won Northwestern the 
Southland Conference .Championship* was 
evident as students became involved in 
numerous campus organizations and activi- 

Band member Verdis Walker gets into the spirit of 
things by supporting the football team during their playoff 
attempt. The Spirit ofNorthwestern had its share of the glory 
when they were asked to perform in the Superdome at the 
half-time of the New Orleans Saints game . 

Crowd participation during sporting 
events came to new heights this year as a 
winning team spurred the fans on. 

14 Opening 

Reviewing plays with members of the offensive line, Coach Don Shows instructs his linemen on the opponent 's defensive weaknesses. Completing the 
\eas0n with a 1 0-3 record, the Demons brought home the SLC championship title and went on the Division 1-AA playoffs. 



.From striving for academic excellence to participat- 
ing in individual activities, each tries to make their own 
mark on the university. Some feel that Northwestern has 
provided more than a learning experience, it has given 
them a new perspective on life and a good head start for 
the future. While gaining these newfound abilities, ideas 
and views, there has been a definite impression made by 
Northwestern. And at the same time, students found that 
they too are making their mark. 

Dr. Robert Alost, president of Northwestern, presents, senior band member 
Verdis Walker and senior dance line captain Kim Wilson with plaques in 
recognition of their service and dedication. 

Keeping a close eye on what happens below, three NSU students take a 
break from classes to relax on the balcony of the A. A. Fredericks Fine Arts 

16 Opening 

Celebrating the 25 th anniversary of Kappa 
Alpha at Northwestern , the 1988 Old South com- 
memorated southern living with its dances and 
traditional food. 

Scholars' College counselor Dan Barker advises aLSC 
student on what to do about her Paradigms course. 

Opening 17 

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Student Life 

Edited by Charlotte Rush 

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Student Life 19 

Despite financial problems, 

Equine science program beneficial 

Although the degree does not exi st an y longer, 
many students continue to utilize the equine sci- 
ence program. Northwestern students can be seen 
daily riding, feeding and grooming their horses 
and keeping the farm clean and the cows fed. 

With fifteen students left in the program, the 
equine science program is heavily underfunded 
and out of date. Casey Fradella, Farm Manager 
and Equine Director, manages the farm, teaches 
classes and sponsors the rodeo team. The farm is 
entirely run by Northwestern students who tend to 
the animals, cut and bale hay, mend fences and 
keep up the barns. Fradella sees the jods as a 
teaching lab rather than just a campus job because 
most of the workers are minoring in equine science 
or agriculture and are gaining skills in manage- 
ment and care of a farm operation. Student worker 
Dwayne Loftin of Dry Prong said, "I've learned a 
lot and had fun, but we need more equipment and 
money to keep up the equipment we do have." 

Most students in the program keep their 
horses at the farm where they take classes in 
training, riding, shoeing and grooming of their 
horse. These students seem to enjoy the program 
but would like to see more money put into it. Kristy 
Ryder of Jackson, Mississippi, said, "It's a worthy 
program, but it either needs to receive more funds 
to be developed into a full equine science program 
or to be cut out." Debbie Collins of Bentley, said, 
"With more cooperation from the adminstration, 
we could get more done." 

Part of Fradella' s time is also devoted to 
teaching classes in riding, training and manage- 
ment of horses. He also teaches riding classes to 
handicapped students two days a week, and the 
department sends them to the Special Olympics. 
This year one of his students won at the slate finals 
in Baton Rouge. He sponsors the rodeo team 
which presently has ten members who compete in 
ten rodeos a year. 

Although funding for the equine science 
program is low right now, Fradella is hoping in the 
future to build new facilities to work and show 
horses and cows and build up a program that is 
geared toward production and management of 
cows and horses. He anticipates a program that in 
the future will attract freshmen to Northwestern 
and will produce quality horses. The program is 
presently listed under general studies as an empha- 

20 Equine Science 




Robin Taliferro gives her dogs as well as 

her horse a wash after a ride on a rainy day. 

Wendell Walker picks some burs out of his 
horse's coat. 

Sharon Vaughn fights the cold, muggy 
weather to ride. 

Wendell Walker finishes a riding class and 
heads for the farm to feed the cows. 

Dwayne Loftin does the evening feeding at 
the stables. 

Equine Science 21 

Oh where, oh where has 
my parking place gone? 

It is 8:05 on a typical Monday morning and 
students are scurrying to their eight o'clock 
classes. Why are these students late for class? 
Did they oversleep? Did they have to stand in 
line at the cafeteria? No, they are late for class 
because they had to drive around campus for half 
an hour looking for a parking space and then they 
had to walk two miles from their car to class. 

Resident students driving to class and the 
increase in student enrollment have led to the 
parking problem. Students who live on campus 
end up parking so far away from their class that 
it would have been easier for them to walk to 
class from their dorm. Yet, these students 
continue to drive to class. Because of the number 
of students enrolled this year, the amount of 
parking permits issued greatly outnumbers the 
amount of parking spaces available on campus. 
One way to solve this problem would be to not 
allow some students to have a car on campus. 
The decision to determine who would be de- 
prived of this privilege would be hard to make 
because many students live out of town and need 
their cars in order to go home on the weekends. 

Many students are frustrated by the lack of 
parking this year. James Ebarb, a freshman from 
Many, said, "There's too many cars on campus. 
We (commuters) can' t find a parking place in the 
morning unless we get here at 7:30." 

In an effort to solve this problem, the Traffic 
Committee decided to set up parking zones. 
These zones designate parking areas as either 
commuter or resident areas. This idea has made 
it easier for commuters to find parking spaces. 
Parking for residents, however, is almost impos- 
sible to find. Police Chief Ricky Williams says 
that the university police issued numerous park- 
ing tickets because many students were unaware 
of the parking zones at the beginning of this year. 

A future concept to alleviate the parking 
problem is to make NSU a walking campus. 
Under this plan, parking will be permitted on the 
outskirts of the campus, while the center of the 
campus will be reserved for pedestrians only. 
Walkways will be added between buildings and 
fountains will be placed on the campus. How 
quickly this plan goes into effect will be deter- 
mined by the amount of funding available. 

In addition to the changes in parking, NSU 
recently witnessed a change in the university's 
chief of police. Ricky Williams, a 1971 graduate 
of NSU, was appointed as NSU's new chief of 
police. While enrolled at NSU, he served as a 
student officer for two and a half years. He has 
attended three police academies: the U.S. 
Marshal's Academy in Washington, D.C., the 
Dallas Police Academy, and the Bossier Parish 
Criminal Justice Institute. Chief Williams was an 
honor graduate at the Bossier academy with a 4.0 
G.P.A. He has worked for the U.S. Marshal and 
for the Dallas Police Department. One of the 
changes instituted upon Chief Williams' arrival is 
tougher penalties for those caught on campus that 
do not attend NSU. 

The university police perform a variety of 
duties including escorting females on campus at 
night, unlocking cars, and issuing speeding tick- 
ets and parking tickets. A number of NSU stu- 
dents are employed by the university police. Some 
of the jobs held by these student workers include 
resident hall security officers, radio operators, 
campus walkers, office workers and student 

Brian Lovemore, student policeman, answers questions from Cart 
Worchel and her parents, Stanley and Ester. 

Tim Johnson receives a ticket from Sergeant Doug Prescottfor 
parking in a no parking zone. 

Ricky Williams was appointed police chief after Crawford Ficklin 

retired in June, 1988. 

With the increased number of students, most commuters have a 
hard time finding a parking place near the classroom buildings. 

Parking 23 

Tailgating returns 
with mixed emotions 1 

Tailgating at Northwestern is back and is 
gradually increasing in popularity. Imagine a 
parking lot full of people barbecuing, drinking 
and listening to a live band before a Northwest- 
ern home football game. It is a perfect opportu- 
nity for them to get together with their friends, to 
meet new people, to eat good food, to hear live 
music and to get in the mood for the game. 

As some may remember, tailgating was 
last seen in 1985 because of "a lack of re- 
sponse," according to Carl Henry, SAB advisor. 
However, students who were here in 1985 be- 
lieve the '85 tailgate parties to be better. 

The tailgate parties of 1988 were held 
inside as well as in the parking lot of Prather 
Coliseum. The Insatiables played Top 40 music 
while GTO's played mostly progressive. John 
Fred and the Playboys and Hadley Castille et le 
Cajun Grass Band appealed to both a crowd of 
all ages with their own style of music. 'Judy in 
Disguise' was a number one hit in the '60's for 
John Fred. George Ethridge, an alumnus of '72, 
said, "John Fred and the Playboys were excel- 
lent. They took us back to our college days." 

Everyone enjoyed Hadley Castille'sCajun/ 
zydeco music. Many parents brought their lawn 
chairs while others came to dance. Students who 
were familiar with Cajun music enjoyed the 
band. "Hadley Castille was great. He brought 
out our heritage to north Louisiana and did a 
good job in showing what south Louisiana is all 
about," said Emily Salter, a junior from Johnson 

Students who have attended the tailgate 
parties this year have mixed feelings about them. 
Amy Sukman, a sophomore from Slidell, said, 
"We've been to all of them and have really 
enjoyed them. It's too bad more people don't 
show up. Maybe if they were advertised, more 
people would come." Kent Fryer, a senior from 
Gorum, said "The 1985 tailgate parties were 
better because there was more of a turnout. For 
some reason these parties do not attract as many 

Scott Haley and Karen Taylor enjoy barbecue 
with some friends and family at a tailgate party. 

Linda Davis, Butch Poteet, Laurie House and 
Steve Wolfe perform at a tailgate party with Mike 
McHale leading the cheers. 

While listening to the band, Charles Powell and 
Layne Miller cook hamburgers and hot dogs for the 
Lady Demons basketball team after an intersquad 
scrimmage between the Lady Demons and the Noon- 
ers, a local independent team. 

Hadley J. Castille and the Cajun Grass Banden- 
tertained both students and parents before the football 
game on Family Day. 

people as in 1985." Shawn Bailey, a junior from 
DeRidder, suggested more administrative involve- 
ment. "I think they should do things such as 
providing barbecue pits, beer, and have all the 
bands play outside." Chris Lee, a sophomore 
from DeRidder, suggests that the tailgating par- 
ties be more centrally located on campus. "They 
should start closer to the game. The alumni 
should be more informed because the bands are 
really good. I definitely think they will get 

The Student Activities Board decided to 
bring back tailgating because they are always 
looking for more campus-wide programming. 
According to Mr. Henry, the SAB is attempting to 
program activities to promote school spirit and 
fun for the students. The SAB as a whole votes on 
the bands that play at the parties, with the help of 
Van Bush who is concert chairman. SAB spent a 
lot of money to provide quality entertainment for 
the students. With each party the student re- 
sponse has improved. 

Mike McHale said it is a "great time to get 
more students involved and fired up before the 
game. There is fantastic music and I can't see 
why anyone wouldn't want to go." 

24 The return of tailgating 

The return oftailgating 25 

One of fourteen . . . 

Carol Jordan crowned Miss LOB '88 

An education can not only be found in the 
classroom; many students enhance the time spent 
in the classroom with extra-curricular activities. 
One such activity is the annual Lady of the Brace- 
let pageant. The 1988 pageant proved to be a 
learning experience for all fourteen participants. 

Carol Jordan, a sophomore from Florien, 
won the 1988 tide. Other contestants were Melissa 
Frank, Liz Bonnette, Holley Methvin, Charlotte 
Rutter, Shannon Bennett, Angela Chance, Beth 
Eitel, Michelle Hood, Mary Karpinski, Angela 
LaCour, Shwu-Fen Lee, Anne Marie Schneider, 
and Jackie Strickland. 

For Melissa Frank, being first runner-up 
was truly an honor, since she described herself as 
shy and insecure. Going from last place in the 
1987 pageant to first runner-up gave her self- 
confidence a tremendous boost. "Being in the 
pageant gave me an incentive to become more 
outgoing, develop self-assurance, and at the same 
time, be more aggressive in communicating with 
people," said Frank. 

Winner of the swimsuit and evening gown 
competitions, Liz Bonnette experienced many 
benefits not readily available to everyone. "It 
allowed me to meet many new people and to get 
to know myself better," Bonnette said. "With the 
support of family and friends, I realized some of 
my strengths and weaknesses and developed 
confidence that I found really helpful in other 
aspects of my life." 

For others, being in the pageant meant find- 
ing a new talent while also having fun. Holley 
Methvin developed a liking for singing during 
rehearsals for the pageant while Anne Marie 
Schneider's jazz dance proved to be exciting for 
her. Carol Jordan found the talent portion to be 
the most enjoyable because, "The response I 
received for '42nd Street' from the audience was 

In addition to the Miss Lady of the Bracelet 
title, Jordan received a $300 cash wardrobe and a 
$1200 scholarship. "I feel extremely honored to 
have represented Northwestern. It has greaUy 
increased my self-confidence," she said. Among 
her duties as Miss LOB were representing North- 

Carol Jordan takes her walk of victory after being 
crowned the 1988-89 Miss Lady of the Bracelet. 

26 Lady of the Bracelet 

western at all formal university occasions as well 
as in the Miss Louisiana pageant. 

Jordan is majoring in English and plans to 
attend law school in the future. She is a member 
of the concert and chamber choir, Phi Mu, and 
Purple Jackets. She is also a S tudent Government 
Association senator. 

In 1958, Kahne Dipoala won the first title 
and was given a solid gold bracelet to wear when 
she represented the university in public. Since 
then, many young women have worn the bracelet 
and used their experiences as Miss Lady of the 
Bracelet to further enrich their lives. 

Christy Messer, a Lady of the Bracelet 
committee member, said of the pageant, "It's 
what college life is all about, trying new things. 
By entering the pageant, one has nothing to lose 
and possible everything to gain." 

Caroljordan spends some of her free time with her 
big sis in Phi Mu, Angela Gentry. 

After being crowned Miss Lady of the Bracelet, 
Caroljordan poses with Melissa Frank, first runner- 
up, Holley Methvin, second runner-up and Charlotte 
Rutter, third runner-up. 

Lady of the Bracelet 27 

Potpourri editor Tina Dutile finds that perfect 
book to send to a friend. 

Just one of the many changes made in the book- 
store was a new entrance and a neon sign. 

The University Bookstore carries an extensive 
line ofNSU notebooks, t-shirts, stickers, buttons and 
other memorabilia. 

28 University Bookstore 

Bjj National chain brings changes to 

I University Bookstore 

Been in the University Bookstore lately? It 
has undergone renovations and now sports a new 
and trendy look. The transformation began when 
the university leased the bookstore to Wallace 
Bookstores, Inc. , in August 1 987 and renovations 
began in February 1988. 

Students entering the bookstore will imme- 
diately notice the additions to the store, such as an 
extensive line of textbooks and school supplies. 
The store also has a full line of imaginative cards, 
sporty t-shirts, and other fun items. The contem- 
porary , organized look is due to the Butler Group, 
a firm based in Louisville, Kentucky, who pri- 
marily remodels college bookstores. 

The store has received physical makeovers, 
including a new neon sign for the exterior and 
modern colors of paint inside the store. The up- 
to-date colors were chosen by Darlene Rachal, 
manager of the bookstore, and a representative 
from Buder. "The six-week remodeling project 
turned into a four-month endeavor with the Butler 
group drawing up the plans," said Rachal. "Even 
though the completion took longer than antici- 
pated, the faculty, staff, administrators and stu- 
dents are all shopping in the store and responding 
well to the improvements." 

Andra Fuller, a part-time student worker 
said, "There's quite a difference in how the book- 
store looks now than in the past. The modern look 
is much more inviting for the students who now 
come in and take time to see the new items." 

Employee Phyllis Gardner said, "The reno- 
vations make coming to work more enjoyable." 

The remodeling took advantage of the space 
available and organized it so that all space avail- 
able is effectively used while still maintaining a 
clean look. Dee Mims, a part-time student em- 
ployee said, "The space is used more wisely now 
and the color scheme is very inviting." 

The bookstore facelift has gone beyond just 
the furnishings. The store has changed its concept 
to fit the needs and wants of the students. "The 
store lends itself more to merchandising. A new 
buyer stays on top of current trends because the 
students needed more than we had offered in the 
past," said Rachal. 

Another student worker, Dawn Morris, said, 
"It's like working in a real store. People come in 
just to shop and look around rather than just to buy 

a book for a class. That should be what it's all 
about, shopping, not just buying what an instruc- 
tor requires." 

The bookstore now offers a better textbook 
buy-back policy than before. "Wallace was able 
to give us the tools to put it into effect. The 
bookstore is the university's service center," 
Rachal remarked. 

She also feels that by hiring students in the 
store, the students have a job and she has the best 
advertisement possible. "The students who work 
here are more excited to come to work. They take 
pride in their job," she said. Fuller commented, 
"I enjoy working here because I love being around 
other students." 

"The students seem to appreciate the changes 
and come into the store with a attitude of excite- 
ment," said Jan Posey of the University 
Bookstore's recent makeover. "The bookstore 
looks very contemporary and seems to be well 
organized. I've gotten nothing but excellent, 
friendly service from the employees,' said Van 
Reed, a freshman from Eunice. 

The students are reacting to the changes in 
a positive manner, according to Rachal. "The 
traffic flow has increased tremendously. The 
students are comfortable with coming in and 
shopping. More merchandise is moving due to 
the renovations." 

"The bookstore's appearance is much im- 
proved over last year," said Damian Domingue, a 
sophomore from Lafayette. Sonya Rigaud, a 
senior from Morgan City, said, "I think it's great. 
When I have some free time, I enjoy going down 
to the bookstore and looking around." 

Rachal also feels that the bookstore is an 
integral part of a student's education. "One 
becomes familiar with the present economic situ- 
ation when the dollar does not go as far as it should 
in buying textbooks." Rachal started working at 
the bookstore as a student in 1970 and has been 
manager since 1979. 

For the official grand opening in August 
1988, the bookstore held a campus-wide drawing 
in which 15 prizes were given away, including a 
stereo, a bicycle, a set of luggage, and Northwest- 
ern memorabilia. Rachal plans to make the give- 
away a regular event each semester during regis- 

University Bookstore 29 

Karen Engeron and Liz Bonnette cheer the 
Demons on to victory. 

The Spirit of Northwestern inarching band plays 
the Demon Fight Song after a touchdown. 

Members of the 1988 Homecoming Court are 

Melody Smith, Kim Wilson, Karen Engeron, Queen 

Mary Miller, Cindy Bethel, Melissa Frank, Karen 

Guidry, Liz Bonnette and Kirsten Gernhauser. 

As part of the homecoming festivities, Lisa Lukowski 

crowns Mark Newstrom Mr. Homecoming. 

Erskin Cook, J ay Ingram, andScott Bergeron get 

a good view of the game from the Kappa A Ipha section. 

30 Homecoming 

Featuring Ray Charles and John Fred and the Playboys 

Homecoming Week proves irresistible 

Robert Palmer was not in Natchitoches, 
but Northwestern 's homecoming week was still 
'Simply Irresistible'. 

The week included Ray Charles, Mr. 
Homecoming, an invisible parade, a 50th year 
reunion, and a tailgate party that featured John 
Fred and the Playboys. 

Wednesday night, Ray Charles and the 
Raelettes performed to a capacity crowd at 
Prather Coliseum. He performed a number of 
classics songs such as "Georgia On My Mind" 
and "I Can't Stop Loving You". Ray Charles 
was sponsored by the Natchitoches/Northwest- 
ern Symphony Society. 

Thursday, the Student Activities Board 
sponsored a Mr. Homecoming pageant and The 
Barber and Seville, a ventriloquist. Mark 
Newstrom took top honors as Mr. Homecom ing 
with Jason Labbe and Darryl Willis as runners 
up. Some of the other contestants were Van 
Bush, Darryl Andrews, Scott Haley, Butch 
Poteet, Scott Dugas and Steve Wolfe. Over 200 

On Friday, everyone got in on homecom- 
ing festivities as the parade kicked off at 5 p.m. 
at the riverbank. Mike McHale, SG A president; 

Carol Jordan, Miss LOB; and Van Bush, SAB 
vice-president led the parade as it wound down 
Second street leading the homecoming court 
and floats. Kappa S igma took first in the float 
contest with Sigma Sigma Sigma placed sec- 
ond and Leisure Sports/SAB placed third. 

A pep rally was held after the parade in 
the coliseum parking lot with senior football 
players escorting the court. Mary Miller, home- 
coming queen, was escorted by Mark 
Newstrom, Mr. Homecoming. Members of 
the homecoming court included Liz Bonnette, 
Karen Engeron, Karen Guidry, Kirsten 
Gernhauser, Kim Wilson, Melody Smith, 
Cindy Bethel, and Melissa Frank. Following 
the pep rally, Mike McHale delivered the 
eulogy at a mock funeral for the Bobcat who 
was promptly burned. A dance was held 
featuring D.J., Brent Brown. 

Homecoming day proved to be exciting 
for students and alumni alike. Alumni of 1944 
and 1938 gathered at reunions as younger 
alumni attended the tailgate party that featured 
John Fred and the Playboys. A number one hit 
in the 60's, 'Judy in Disguise' received much 
praise from those who attended. Steve Wig- 

gins, alumnus of 1971, said, "John Fred took 
us back to our college days. Their music is 
reminiscentof many fraternity parties we had." 
George Etheridge, alumni of 1972, said, "I 
enjoyed seeing some of my friends and I just 
wish the tailgate party would have been out- 
side and publicized more." 

In spite of threatening rain, many De- 
mon fans came to the afternoon game. Special 
guests were visiting high school seniors and 
the Pineville High School Band that performed 
at halftime. The homecoming court and queen, 
escorted by their fathers, were presented at 
halftime. The Demons defeated the Lions 49- 

George Etheridge also said, "The week- 
end was a lot of fun. I was impressed with our 
win and really enjoyed the homecoming ac- 
tivities. It was nice to see the improvements 
that Dr. Alost has made on campus," he said. 

LisaLukowski, homecoming chairman, 
said, "This year's homecoming was a big 
success. It was also a big step for next year. 
We're looking at making homecoming next 
year even bigger." 



Two weeks after hit reaches number one 

Expose plays Northwestern 

The Miami-based band Expos6 rocked 
Prather Coliseum on March 20, 1988, playing to 
a crowd of over 3,000 high school and university 
students. The concert, which also featured the 
MTV Basement Tapes winner Exit, was spon- 
sored by Northwestern 's Student Activities Board 

Expose 's first number was their dance hit 
"Exposed to Love," which excited the crowd who 
had been waiting for over 30 minutes following 
Exit's performance. The three girls next sang 
"Extra, Extra," then slowed down for the moving 
ballad "December." 

After that, band member Jeanette Jurado 
observed, "You have a really pretty campus. I 
noticed several couples down by the lake 
[Chaplin' s Lake across from Prather] and I thought 
that was really cool." As the crowd roared their 
approval, she continued: "I want to dedicate our 
next song to all those couples out there." They 
went on to perform "Seasons Change," a ballad 
which topped Billboard's Top 40, making it their 
third number one hit. 

Expose took a short break after that because 
it was sweltering in the Coliseum, more so for the 
fans who were tightly packed as the crowd pushed 
forward for a glimpse of the band. While the girls 
went backstage and changed clothes, their backup 
band launched into an impromptu version of 
Cameo's hit "Word Up." 

Returning with fresh clothes and refreshed 
spirits, the trio went into an exuberant medley of 
Supremes tunes, such as "Baby Love," "You 
Keep Me Hanging On," "You Can' t Hurry Love," 
and the classic "Stop! In the Name of Love." 
Jurado described this number as 'nostalgia'. 
"Nostalgia feels good because it brings back 
memories of a time that was." 

Expose then sang their mid-tempo smash 
"Let Me Be the One." As Cindy Albert sang lead, 
the crowd pushed closer and closer to hear. After 
that, the fans were once again fired up by the 
band's first hit, "Come Go With Me," and the 
entire Coliseum joined in. 

Led by Ann Curless, Expose launched into 
their biggest smash "Point of No Return," which 
was number one on the Billboard Dance Chart, 
Top 40, and was also named "Dance Record of the 

Year." During the song, Curless, Jurado, and 
Albert threw red and yellow roses to the crowd. 

Expose was originally made up of Jurado, 
Curless, and Gioia Bruno. However, as Curless 
announced at the beginning of the show, Bruno 
was seven months pregnant and was on maternity 
leave. Albert filled her spot in the group during 
the 1988 tour. 

All the songs performed by Expose were 
from their debut album Exposure, which is on the 
Arista label. The trio is planning another record 
to be released sometime in 1989. 

SAB brought the concert to Natchitoches to 
complete its yearly "Spring Fling," a week of 
special events at NSU. Expose was one of the 
biggest acts held in Prather, said SAB concert 
chairman JimmieMcCormick. Previous concerts 
have been country acts like George Strait or Lee 
Greenwood. "Expose attracted the largest concert 
crowd at NSU since Jimmy Buffet in 1963," 
McCormick said. 

"It was very exciting working with Expose 
and I think the students of Northwestern got to see 
one of the fastest rising act in music today," 
McCormick said. 



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Ann Cur less of Expose asks the crowd ofPrathei 
to "Let Me Be The One." 

Along with band member Ann Curless, Exposes' s 
lead singer J eanette Jurado sings duet on "Point of No 

Expose' s first number of the night was "Exposed 
to Love," with Ann Curless singing lead. 

Bopping to "Come Go With Me," J eanette Ju- 
rado dances across the stage. 

Expose 33 

Allen Heil, Elizabeth Lindner, Shelly Benson and Allen 
Evans escape from the crowd at Rally in the Alley atop the 
Texas St. Bridge. 

Kappa Sigma 's Sean May field, Allen Evans, Kelley Sul- 
livan and Eddy Broadway enjoy Rally in the Alley outside 

The Spirit of Northwestern band plays the fight song at the 

Queen Ann Marie Schneider and the court cheer the 
Demons on to a victory over Northeast. Court members 
included Day naDooley, Holley Methvin.StaciJoKlotzbach, 
Jennifer Walsh, LisaLukowski, Queen Ann Marie Schnei- 
der, Beth Eitel, Cindy Wilson, Tracy Smith and Kim Brown- 

34 State Fair 

With or without Louisiana Tech, 

Northwestern Students dominate State Fair 

Traditions are hard to break, and usually new 
ones are even harder to form. But State Fair Week- 
end 1988 proves new traditions arc just as welcome 
as old ones and can be successful. As the Northwest- 
ern Demons lost its traditional State Fair opponent, 
Louisiana Tech, it gained a new rival for the Shre- 
veport contest, Northeast. 

Because NLU was a novice at State Fair compe- 
tition and usual goings-on, the NSU SGA made an 
extra effort to acclimate the Indians from Monroe to 
the election of the State Fair court, to Rally in the 
Alley and the usual Shreveport fun. Slate Fair Chair- 
man, Laura Willis went through the rigors of plan- 
ning the weekend of excitement for both universities. 

Members of the State Fair court were recognized 
at a bonfire on NSU's campus, a reception for the two 
schools in a Shreveport hotel, at a pep rally in Shrevc 
Square as well as at the football game in Independ- 
ence Stadium. 

In a way, the beginning of a tradition was wel- 
comed by Demon football fans. For the first time in 
a long time, Northwestern won the State Fair football 
game. Granted the victory would have been much 
sweeter if the opponent had been Tech-last year, but 
even so, the new State Fair tradition began in a proper 
fashion as Northwestern defeated Northeast 27-15 
after leading NLU in the fourth quarter 27-3. 

One thing that did not change in this year's State 
Fair weekend was NSU's taking Shreveport by storm. 
Hotels, their hallways, area nightspots and restau- 
rants were overflowing with students, faculty and 
NSU alumni. The spirit of Northwestern was appar- 
ent everywhere. Rally in the Alley saw the domina- 
tion of Demon fans, cheers and spirit over that of the 
rival Northeast Indians. 

In spite of LA Tech's backing out of the tradi- 
tional game, NSU proved that State Fair weekend is 
not dependent upon the old-rival Bulldogs but is 
based on the exuberant pride, dedication and fun that 
accompanies any Northwestern event. 

Members of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Sigma Sigma 
enjoy the football game at Independence Stadium. 

State Fair 35 

"Cheering from the heart" 

Spirit squad gives it their all 

The 1988-89 yell leaders are new and im- 
proved. Through changes in the structure of the 
squad, cheerleader camp and intensive practice, 
Northwestern ' s yell leaders are another aspect of 
the university that is catching a lot of attention. 

The change to a coed squad produced a 
more collegiate-looking squad. With six return- 
ing members and ten new members, the squad has 
grown from a coed squad of four guys and thirteen 
girls to eight guys and eight girls and a 24- 
member pom pon line. 

The returning cheerleaders, Winston How- 
ard, John Kingsley, Butch Poteet, Melody Smith, 
Lisa Lukowski, and Ann Marie Schneider helped 
the new members go from simple, basic stunts to 
very elite stunts and complex pyramids. The new 
members of the squad are Sidney Rogers, Steve 
Wolfe, Randy Crow, Scott Dugas, Scott Haley, 
Charlie Hollinger, Laurie House, Lori Hatfield, 
Linda Davis, Keri Moses and Jana Parker. 

The 24-member pom pon line serves to help 
promote spirit within the crowd performing basic 
yells and chants. Working in groups of 1 2, one on 
each side of the field, the pom pon line can be seen 
as well as heard. "We are highly visible, the pom 
pons add visibility and precision," said Janet 
Perry, pom pon line captain. 

Another addition to the squad this year was 
a mic man. The mic man is constantly on the mic 
and makes it possible for the yells and chants to be 
heard. This year's mic man, Charlie Hollinger, 
performs some stunts as well as works the crowd. 

Early in the fall, the yell leaders attended 
cheerleader camp at Tennessee State where they 
worked with national squads that included Uni- 
versity of Alabama and Florida State who stressed 
crowd involvement. "They got a chance to see 
what they were supposed to be doing," said Brad 
Arnold, coach. According to Melody Smith, co- 
captain, the squad went to camp with lots of ideas, 
perfected them but also brought home many ideas 
to work on. They also received superior ratings 
every night. 

The crowd response is better this year, 
according to Winston Howard, co-captain. "We 
can be heard more this year because of the number 
of guys and the mic man, and we can also do more 
complex, higher pyramids," Howard said. Smith 
attributed some of the crowd response to the 
appearance of the squad. "I think we have a very 


36 Spirit Squad 

Members of the 1988-89 pom pon line are, first row, Kristen Hicks, Liz Bonnette, Ashely Knotts, 
Captains Susan Mullins and Janet Perry. Alaina Rushing, Martha Johnson and Holley Methvin. 
Second row, Janice Tappan, Leigh Ann Tabor, Michele Buzbee, Jackie Cutler, Linette Hebert, Katrina 
Lloyd, Katie Wh'Uten and Tracy Carter. Third row, Stacy Kay, Tamara Bush, Christie Smith, Tara 
Scarborough, Carlo Henry, Alissa Hanson and Marilyn Dranguet. 

attractive squad this year," she said. 

In addition to the physical changes, some 
mental changes took place. According to Arnold, 
the squad is more motivated this year than last 
year and is gaining more confidence as the foot- 
ball season progresses. "We have a lot of campus 
leaders on the squad. People in the stands get 
involved when they see their RA or fraternity 
president or brother cheering their heart out for 
the football team." 

"You have to work hard, but the joy comes 
from getting out on the sidelines and getting the 
fans to cheer their team on. You have to want it. 
You give more than you receive. Cheerleading 
comes from the heart. You can have all the ability 
in the world to be a cheerleader, but you won't be 
effective unless it comes from the heart," said 
Melody Smith. 

Members of the 1988-89 yell leaders are bottom 
row, Winston Howard (co-captain), Sidney Rogers, 
ScottHaley, Randy Crow, Scott Dugas, John Kingsley, 
Steve Wolfe and Butch Poteet. Top row, Lisa Lukow- 
ski, Lori Hatfield, Ann Marie Schneider, J ana Parker, 
Keri Moses, Melody Smith (co-captain), Laurie House 
and Linda Davis. 

Linda Davis and J ana Parker count the Demon 
pushups for Steve Wolfe and John Kingsley. 

The yell leaders perform for the crowd at the 
homecoming game. 

Leigh Ann Tabor and Michele Buzbee work hard 
to get the crowd behind the Demons. 

Spirit Squad 37 

The search for a mascot... 


Imagine sitting in Turpin Stadium screaming 
"Sting 'em Wasps!" or "Go get 'em Ground- 
hogs!" These are just two of the many submis- 
sions received in 1923 in the effort of giving 
Lousiana State Normal College a mascot. 

Until then Northwestern 's football team had 
never officially been given a name. Newspapers 
sometimes referred to them as "our faithful war- 
riors," but they still did not have a mascot. The 
president of the university, Victor L. Roy, sug- 
gested a contest where the students would select 
a mascot worthy of representing Northwestern. 

Some of the student's entrees included: 
Spartans, Lions, Fighters, Warriors, Chiefs, 
Eagles, Falcons, Boosters, Sharks, Gridiron, 
Knights, Bearcats, Daredevils, Emperors, Can- 
nons, Deer, Bucks, Musketeers, Invincibles, Big 
Chiefs, Panthers, Indians, Giants, Wolves, Ser- 
pents, Pelicans, Royalists, Victors, Cyclops, 
Dragons, Bloodhounds, Terriers, Cubs, Profes- 
sors, Cannonballs, Cavaliers, Leopards, Redskins, 
Pioneers, and Rattlesnakes. 

A committee of three men — President Roy, 
Dr. Jesse Hazard, and Mr. John Guardia — were to 
announce the winner at an assembly the day after 
the entrees were submitted; they could not, how- 
ever, decide between "Braves" or "Demons." 
They then left it up to the students who ultimately 
chose "Demons." The two students who submit- 
ted this entry, Eileen Ritter and Truett Scarbor- 
ough, received a cash award of $10.00. 

There are many spinoffs that can be contrib- 
uted to our Demon mascot.For instance, editori- 
als for the Current Sauce such as "Satan's Satire" 
and "Demon Screams" came from the name. In 
addition, sections in Turpin Stadium are called 
Demon's Den, Devil's Delight, and Hell's Hol- 
low. The dance line was at one time called the 
Demonettes, and the road in front of Sabine and 

Rapides Dorms is called Demon Drive. 

In 1984 Ray Carney, director of external 
affairs, came up with the name "Vic" short for 
Victory, for the Demon. This name was also 
chosen from approximately 300 entrees from the 
students. Since this time, Vic the Demon has 
thrilled and entertained audiences at all North- 
western functions. 

Being chosen as Vic is not all fun and games. 
Sure, the honor of being Vic, attending all foot- 
ball games and just about every other school 
function does have its advantages, but getting 
there is the hard part. Tryouts are held every year 
and contestants are required to create an original 
skit, be interviewed by a panel of judges, and 
finally give an impromptu skit without using any 

This year's Vic did a rap skit called "Super 
Demon" to the song "Super Sonic." Vic then 
traveled on to Tennessee and attended an UCA 
Mascot Camp. There Vic received the Key to 
Spirit award, three gold superior, one blue supe- 
rior and one excellent ribbon. Vic also received 
the Most Improved trophy. Vic was even compli- 
mented on being a very snazzy dresser. Everyone 
marveled at the originality of his costume. 

Once one becomes Vic, they are faced with 
wearing a very hot costume and attending the 
many football and basketball games. The advan- 
tages, however, far outweigh the disadvantages. 
Not only does Vic cheer on the Demons, but also 
entertains crowds, makes lots of friends with 
children and gets Demon fans involved at football 
and basketball games. 

The Potpourri asked Vic what he thought of 
the school spirit this year and Vic replied, "It is 
very good, but there is always room for improve- 
ment. All our teams need student support to do 
well, so come out and support the Demons! ! " 

Vic gets a ride around the field as the band begins their pregame show at the homecoming game. 

Vic poses with the pom pon line while helping them cheer the Demons on to a victory. 

Mayor Joe Sampite andCouncilman Wayne McCullen presented Mayor Awards to the former mascots at a 
mascot reunion held in March, 1988. Kneeling from left to right, are Allen Barnes, Darren O'Bannon (in 
uniform) and Scott Davis. Standing, Wayne McCullen, Tony Hernandez, Mayor Joe Sampite, Dan Medlin and 
Randy Oats. 



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38 Vic the Demon 

From 48 to over 220 in five years, 

The Spirit of Northwestern grows each year 

The Spirit of Northwestern marching band 
continues to grow. They are the second largest uni- 
versity marching band in the state. Band Director 
Bill Brent has seen the band grow from 48 members 
five years ago to well over 220 members today. He 
says that the increased membership is a result of 
more recruiting, a quality program, and the overall 
turnaround of the university. 

"In the future, I hope to improve the quality of 
the band's performances and to maintain the band's 
membership. The large size of the band is nice, but 
it is easier to work with a smaller group and it is less 
expensive to travel with fewer members," said Brent. 

The band, under the leadership of drum major 
Robbie Robinette, performed at a variety of places 
this year. Robinette is a music education major from 
Carthage, Texas. The band traveled to the game 
against McNeese at Lake Charles and at the State 
Fair game against Northeast in Shreveport. With 
proud determination, the band even braved a ter- 
rible rainstorm to perform at Stephen F. Austin. 
The band did an exhibition at a high school band 
contest in Mansfield and was invited to perform at 
the Saints' game against the Giants at New Orleans. 
ESPN covered the game and the band got the 
chance to play for over 80,000 spectators. 

Contrary to popular belief, the band is not just 
for music majors. Senior Hank Ewing, a broadcast 
journalism major, plays the baritone and serves as a 
section leader. He also works as a freshman adviser 
for the band as which he invites five high school 
seniors who show band potential to each game. 
Ewing enjoys working with band director Bill Brent 
because he feels that Brent takes the time to know 
each person. Like other band members, Ewing was 
busy with band practice before most students had 
even begun to think about returning to school. As a 
section leader, he had to attend a camp the last 
weekend in July . He also joined other band members 
in practice three times a day for a week before 
registration. Practice then returned to two hours 
three times a week. All of the hard work paid off with 
the band's great performances this year including 
such programs as a Tribute to Hollywood and a 
Tribute to New York. 

North western's pepband added a little extra pep 
to this year's basketball season. But Music major 
Robert Turchick added even more pep. He decided 
to make his own mascot when he noticed that 
Northwestern 's mascot did not appear at the basket- 
ball games. Turchick' s mascot, a remote control car 
with a Vic the Demon doll in it, was a great success. 
The idea was so popular with the fans, that Turchick's 
mascot might even become a regular feature at 
Northwestem's basketball games. 

Even as next year promises an even bigger band, 
the Spirit of Northwestern has shown the rest of the 
state as well as Northwestern fans that it can compete 
with the best and come out winners. 

The Sprit of Northwestern band helps the cheerleaders rally the fans at a football game. 
Showing their true colors, members of the horn section await their cue from drum major 


40 Spirit of Northwestern 

Dennis Jackson and Rich Grimm concentrate at 
practice on the music and for mat ions. 

Eric Freeman plays the sounds from the big bands 
at practice one afternoon. 

Le Ann Anderson gets a break from the hot sun in 
the pit while playing the melodies. 

Finishing the halftime show, Pat Divetro and John 
Ay res march off the field. 

Spirit of Northwestern 41 

Rain or snow, sleet or ice, 

Mardi Gras tradition carries on 

Twenty-degree temperatures, freezing rain and 
icicles did not stop Northwestern students from en- 
joying Mardi Gras. Whether it be in New Orleans 
watching the parades and catching beads off of a 
float, or in downtown Eunice or Mamou eating 
cracklins or boudin and dancing in the streets to 
Cajun bands, the cold weather did not stop those 
students who were determined to enjoy Mardi Gras. 

Those students who traveled south on Friday 
found no trouble, but those who waited until Sunday 
night or Monday morning found icy roads and parts 
of the interstate closed. Bill Schneider said, "It took 
us three hours to get to Alexandria Monday morn- 
ing, but the rest of the way to New Orleans was not 
as frozen as the interstate between Natchitoches and 

Most of those students who attended Mardi 
Gras went to New Orleans to the French Quarter and 
to Bourbon Street to catch beads and watch the 
parades. Those veteran Mardi Gras-goers were 
accustomed to the endless flow of alcohol and 
propositions, the gaudy costumes, and the other 
estimated 1 .7 million people who found their way to 
New Orleans this year. Veteran Mardi Gras-goer 
Keith Crappell of Morgan City said, "Mardi Gras is 
always fun. New Orleans fills with people and the 
spirit of Mardi Gras brings out the best in them." 

Although the New Orleans Mardi Gras is most 
popular, there is another Mardi Gras not many 
people know about. Eunice, Mamou, Basile and 
other small towns in Southwest Louisiana celebrate 
in a much different way. There is no parade, rather 
a Mardi Gras run in which costumed people on 
horses ride through the countryside or town to 
collect chickens, sausage, flour and onions to be put 
into a huge pot of the traditional gumbo served to the 
townspeople before the six weeks of Lent begins. 
These small towns fill with locals as well as tourists 
from all over the United States and foreign countries 
to hear the Cajun bands, dance in the streets, eat 
good food and, in general, to "pass a good time." 
Van Reed, a native of Eunice said, "It is not the New 
Orleans Mardi Gras. It is the true Cajun Mardi Gras. 
The best part is chasing the chicken and the gumbo 
afterwards. Although this year's Mardi Gras was 
slow because of the cold weather, it was fun." 

Whether Mardi Gras was in New Orleans, 
Lafayette, Lake Charles, Eunice or Mamou, all who 
went or participated in it seemed to enjoy them- 
selves. The weather could have been warmer, but 
there is always next year. 

42 Mardi Gras 

The capitaine leads the Mardi Gras runners into Mamou. 

Many tourists as well as locals crowd into small towns such as Eunice, Mamou 
and Basile to share a little of the Prairie Cajun Culture. The music is just a small 
part along with the food and the dancing. 

Donna Nolin and Ke vin Hopkins find a small corner in Pal O ' Brien 's to gel 
away from the crowded street. 

Keith Crappell andJeffB urkett utilize a street sign on Bourbon Street to find 
some friends lost in the crowd. 

Kappa Sigma' s Sam Cambria helps Eric Creed funnel a beer. 

Mardi Gras 43 

Despite some improvements 

NSU still hindrance to handicapped 

Although Northwestern's campus is 
equipped for most students, it does not measure 
up when it comes to the handicapped. North- 
western needs to be more accessible to handi- 
capped students. The curbs are too high for most 
people in wheelchairs. There are too few park- 
ing spaces provided for the convenience of 
handicapped people and there are not enough 

Not only do the classroom buildings and 
curbs cause problems, but the dorms also pose 
problems for those students who are handicapped. 
Sabine Hall Director Pat Hall said, "There is a 
ramp in Sabine that has been rebuilt and a handi- 
capped parking space and bathroom, but there is 
not a room with a handicapped bathroom in it, 
although there are rails in each bathroom. There 
have been no specific problems as there is no one 
in the dorm confined to a wheelchair." 

Gynger Ingram, a vision impaired student 
from Shreveport does live in Sabine and finds 
that there are problems. "The student life staff 
isn't receptive to handicapped students. To get a 
room adapted for me was very difficult. Extra 
space and more light had to be added. The faculty, 
however, was more than willing to work with 
handicapped students. They go to great lengths to 
help the handicapped students such as moving a 
classroom downstairs or rearranging a seating 
chart where I can see," said Ingram. 

Miriam Brown agreed, "There needs to be 
more communication. You have to gripe and 
threaten to get things made accessible. I've had to 
fall and get hurt to get the curbs cut down. This 
semester Northwestern seems to be more acces- 
sible to me, but there is always room for improve- 

Northwestern student Mike Anders finds the 
curbs and the elevators the biggest problems. 
"The curbs are too high for most people in a 
wheelchair and th elevators are located in very 
few places in Ky ser and Will iamson Hall." Anders 
is in a wheelchair but docs not feel he is handi- 
capped. In the year since the accident that left 

Many Northwestern students park in the handi- 
capped zones in a hurry to get to class. The fine for 
parking in a handicapped zone is $15. 

44 llundicappi d Students 


him in a wheelchair, he is walking and looking 
forward to riding his motorcycle. Anders says, 
"You're only seen in the eyes of others as you sec 
yourself. If you see yourself as handicapped and 
helpless then that's how others see you." Anders 
is currently helping eight year old John Lance 
Durham of Natchitoches cope with Spina Bifida. 
Mike enjoys spending time with the boy in hopes 
that he will learn to become a normal kid and not 
feel like he is handicapped. 

For Anders, Northwestern is not the only 
place behind the times, most of Natchitoches is. 
Anders added, "Natchitoches is not accessible to 
people in wheelchairs. There are very few ramps 
and restrooms. McDonald's and Burger King 
have ramps but most restaurants don't." None of 
the pizza places have ramps, neither do Wendy's 
or Kentucky Fried Chicken. The convenience 
stores have high curbs. The only club with 
restrooms and ramps for the handicapped people 
is Sassy 's. Theonly accessible grocery store with 
check out lanes large enough for a wheel chair is 

Anders urges the Natchitoches and North- 
western community to realize that people in 
wheelchairs are a growing part of the community 
and that they are real people. "It would not cost 
too much money for Northwestern and Natchito- 
ches to accommodate those in wheelchairs as the 
number of back injuries is drastically increas- 

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yalchiloches native Mike Anders works out at the Warehouse between classes. 

Handicapped Students 45 

One last fling before finals, 

Festival provides students relief 

With one last weekend left before finals, I 
thought I might venture out to the 62nd annual 
Christmas Festival before settling down to study. 
I decided to prepare myself for the festivities on 
Saturday by going out on Friday, Christmas Fes- 
tival Eve. With numerous parties going on, I 
chose to go to a sorority sister's house. After many 
toasts to people, events, times in our lives, dir- 
rerent kinds of trees, and pet rocks we had lost 
when we were little, I must say I started feeling 
mighty chipper! 

For some reason I thought I could handle 
more partying. My friends forced me to go out 
some more. Okay, I actually went very willingly. 
I thought to myself, where would be a great place 
to go? 

The Student Body was our destination. The 
place was packed! The music was blaring! How 
could I leave my friends with a beer bust going on, 
how could I refuse? Well, I decided to stay, only 
because my friends needed me, you understand. 

After being there an hour, meeting plenty of 
people, and making numerous trips to the bath- 
room, I felt like dancing. My partner and I walked 
to the dance floor hoping to find a spot to dance. 
The only spot we could find was under a speaker 
on the wall. This left us a total of about two feet. 
I told him I would take a rain check on the dance. 
Later, I got up the nerve to dance again. Well, this 
guy and I go to dance, I see some of my friends on 
the dance floor, rush to them, lose my partner and 
wind up dancing with three girls and a wall. 

This little incident told me it was time to go 
home. Luckily, I was not the designated driver for 
the night. I got to the dorm and barely made it up 
the four steps in the front, threw my purse down, 
tore m y coat off, kicked of f my shoes, and fell face 
down onto my bed. 

Waking up Saturday morning was an ad- 
venture in itself. I woke up, still face down, with 
my alarm screaming at me. I felt as if someone 
had surgically planted the alarm in my head over 
night. After I turned the alarm off, I decided to get 
up and get ready for the Lights. 

After slowly getting ready, my friends and 
I walked to the parade site. I had already missed 
the children's parade, so I figured 1 out of 2 ain't 
bad. We saw floats, NSU queens, visiting queens, 
yell leaders, and all the bands start to assemble for 
the parade. 

Walking down second street, I wondered 
where I would stand. I walked by a group of 
Kappa Sigmas who looked like they were recov- 
ering from their Christmas Party the night before, 
a couple of Sig Tau pledges, some TKE's, and 
then, I found the place to watch the parade- the 
Kappa Alpha mansion on the hill. There were red 
beans and rice to eat, beer to drink, and men to 

Plenty of people were there. Lots of Greeks: 
Tri Sigma's, Sigma Kappa's, Phi Mu's, Theta 
Chi's, TKE's, plus LSC students, alumni and fac- 
ulty were there to enjoy the celebration. We all 
watched the parade and screamed at everyone that 

went by, whether we knew them or not. 

During the parade, Northwestern Demon's 
game was on the television. Many people were 
watching that as well as the parade. Unfortu- 
nately, the Demons were defeated. But all was not 
lost. The fireworks started at the very last seconds 
of the game. Those watching the game ran down 
to Front Street to watch as well. The oohs and 
aahs were the same after every display . The lights 
were turned on and out-of-towners clapped at the 
beauty while local teenagers said, "Big deal, it's 
the same s%#$ every year." I thought to myself, 
oh well, they will appreciate it all one day. 

When the crowds started to fizzle out, I had 
to run down and treat myself to a FUNNEL 
CAKE!!! Oh yeah, and look at the lights. Many 
NSU organizations had booths selling everything 
from pickles to their rendition of the Natchitoches 
meat pie. Oh, and of course, Skippy Waters, a 
Kappa Sig alumni, was making quite a fortune off 
of his Christmas Lights buttons. 

Afterwards, there was so many things to do 
and so may parties to go to, I couldn't decide 
which one to go to, so I decided to call it a night. 
As I laid down in my bed, getting ready to pray for 
what I wanted for Christmas, I couldn't think of a 
better way for anyone to start off the Christmas 
holidays than to have a celebration of the Natchi- 
toches Christmas Festival. 

by Karen Engeron 

Reprinted from the Current Sauce 

December 6, 1988 

Scott Waskom, Scott 
Bergeron, Robert Jones and 
Doug Sellers work in the Flight 
Team's booth at the Christmas 

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46 Christmas Festival 

Sue Turner of Baton Rouge watches the parade with 
Gene Callahan, a two time Oscar winner for art direction. 
Dr. Callahan was honored for his accomplishments with 
a doctorate degree at the fall graduation exercises. 

Burt Guerrero did not miss any of the activities as he 
enjoyed the festival from the Kappa Alpha house. 

Although the yell leaders could not go to Idaho to 
cheer on the Demons in the Southland Conference play- 
offs, they cheered on the Demon fans during the parade. 

Ryan Hebert heads downtown to Front Street with his 
ice chest. 

Christmas Festival Al 

'30 Years of Puttin' on the Ritz' 

Cindy Bethel crowned 1989 Miss LOB 

1989 marked the 30th anniversary of the Miss 
Lady oftheBraceletpageant. Apart of Northwestern 's 
rich history is carried on as Cindy Bethel was chosen 
out of a field of ten contestants to represent the 

Cindy, a junior broadcasting major from Mans- 
field, won both the swimsuit and the talent portions 
of the pageant as well as winning an audience chosen 
People's Choice Award for talent. Her talent featured 
a rendition of "Chopsticks" in which she was accom- 
panied by the NSU Jazz Ensemble. 

This year's LOB pageant, "30 Years of Puttin' 
on the Ritz," was sponsored by the Student Activities 
Board under the direction of Carl Henry, III and 
chairperson Kim Wilson. Contestants included Tara 
Tietjcn, Elizabeth Bonnette, Christi Cloutier, Tamara 
Prudhomme, Penelope Meziere, Patty Breckenridge, 
Karen Engeron, Shannon Greer, Cindy Bethel, and 
Alicia Mayo. Scholarships this year included full 
tuition, cash, a meal plan and books for the 1989-90 
school year. 

The title of Miss Congeniality was shared be- 
tween Karen Engeron, a sophomore from Houma, 
and Alicia Mayo, a freshman from Harrisonburg. 
First runner-up honors went to Christi Cloutier, a 
junior broadcast journalism major from Natchez. 
She also won the preliminary evening gown award. 
Second runner-up was Patricia Breckenridge, a fresh- 
man from Kingwood, Texas. Third runner-up was 
Shannon Greer, an 1 8 year old freshman from Pinev- 
ille majoring in elementary education. 

Featured entertainer was Miss Louisiana 1987 
Patricia Brant, a ventriloquist and first runner-up to 
Miss America 1988. The mistress of ceremonies was 
Liz Swaine, an anchorwoman for KTBS-TV in Shre- 

In June, 1989 Miss Lady of the Bracelet will be 
in Monroe competing for the title of Miss Louisiana. 
When asked why she chose the Miss Lady of the 
Bracelet pageant, Cindy Bethel said, "The scholar- 
ships increased this year and that helped because I do 
not have to worry about school next year and can 
concentrate on Miss Louisiana. I would also like to 
project a positive image of Northwestern at Monroe." 
Bethel will be making her 4th trip to the state pageant 
where she is a two time nonfinalist talent winner. 

In addition to representing Northwestern on the 
state level, Cindy will also represent NSU at formal 
functions such as homecoming, other pageants and at 
the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. 

48 / 989 Miss Lady of the Bracelet 

Cindy Bethel reflects on her four awards won at the J 989 Lady of the Bracelet pageant, which cele- 
brated its 30lh anniversary with the theme "30 Years of Puttin' on the Ritz." 

1988 Lady of the Bracelet Carol Jordan of Florien passes on 
the coveted crown to her successor Cindy Bethel of Mansfield, 
who will be Northwestern s official representative as the Lady of 
the Bracelet for 1989. 

Christi Cloutier shows the audience that there are no strings 
attached as she does a dance interpretation o/Pinocchio. 

Winners in the 30th annual LOB pageant were: Miss Congeniality A licia Mayo (tie); third 
unner-up Shannon Greer; Peoples' Choice award for talent, winner of the talent and 
■wimsuit competitions and the 1989 Lady of the Bracelet Cindy Bethel; evening gown winner 
ind first runner-up Christi Cloutier; second runner-up Patty Breckenridge; and Miss 
Congeniality Karen Engeron (tie). 

Playing "Memory" from the famous Broadway musical Cats, Alicia Mayo demonstrates 
her skills on the flute during the talent competition. Alicia tied for the honor of Miss 
Congeniality, an award voted on by the contestants. 

From comedians to concerts, 

SAB offers alternatives to students 

The Student Activities Board is an organi- 
zation in which the primary function is to coordi- 
nate campus activities with maximum student 
involvement. These range from dances, comedi- 
ans, top name concerts, student talent shows and 

Any student with five hours or more is 
automatically qualified to become an SAB com- 
mittee member. There are several committees to 
choose from, each offering a wide variety of 
events and activities to work on, which make up 
the core of the board. 

Public Relations and Advertising is respon- 
sible for not only promoting events sponsored by 
SAB but is also responsible for promoting the 
entire board. This committee is the link between 
the administration as well as the students. Being 
a part of this committee entails layout and design 
work for ads and brochures. It also includes 
public relations activities within the university, 
including seminars on SAB and recruitment of 

The Cinema Focus committee is composed 
not only of movie lovers but also of students who 
enjoy alternative programming. Perhaps the larg- 
est committee on the board is the Concert com- 
mittee. It selects, schedules and books top name 
acts to perform at NSU. In the past, the Concert 
committee has showcased Lee Greenwood, 
George Strait and Expose, to name a few. Re- 
sponsible for all Homecoming, State Fair and 
Spring Fling events, the primary purpose of the 
Special Events committee is to coordinate with 
the other committees to produce major events 
with the greatest student involvement. 

The Fine Arts committee brings cultural 
and musical programs to Northwestern. The offi- 
cial host committee of the Student Activities 
Board is Hospitality and Decorations. It focuses 
on the appearance of the Student Union by deco- 
rating for special occasions, holidays and other 
SAB events. This committee is also in charge of 
many annual events such as the Christmas Win- 
dow Painting Contest and the Spring Banquet. 

One of the most diverse committees on the 

Kim Browning, Shane Smith, Dayna Dooley 
and Antoinette Montelaro work on plans for the 
spring concert. 

The Student Activities Board members are front 
row, Kim Wilson, Lisa Lukowski, Anne Marie 
Schneider, Karen Cresap and Tracy Fisher (public 
relations and advertising.) Second row, Dayna Dooley 
(secretary), Chris Lee, Antoinette Montelaro and 
Burt Perkins. Third row, Laura Willis, Terri Crump- 
ton, Robin Thibodeaux, Mary Miller (president), 
Kim Browning, Tracy Smith, Shane Smith and Van 
Bush (vice-president.) 

board is Lagniappe, responsible for most of the 
performers contracted by SAB such as hypno- 
tists, comedians and a variety of professional 
musical entertainers. Possibly one of the most 
important events that SAB sponsors is the annual 
Lady of the Bracelet Pageant. The pageant is a 
preliminary to Miss Louisiana. The winner will 
not only compete in the pageant but will also rep- 
resent Northwestern at numerous official func- 
tions around the state. 

The Board consists of 19 members, with i 
executive members, 7 committee chairperson! 
and 7 representatives. To become a member ol 
the Student Activities Board, one could start oi^ 
as a committee member, then can be either sej 
lected to serve as a committee chairperson or run 
in a general election for a representative-at-largi 
position. The executive members usually have 
worked their way up and are selected by the 
outgoing board based on their past performance, 

Mth new administration, 

*GA undergoes improvements 

The purpose of the Student Government 
Association is to "promote the general welfare of 
the students and to act as a liaison between the ad- 
ministration and the students." Fred Fulton, di- 
rector of student life and SGA advisor, helps the 
members of SGA get the information they need to 
make decisions. 

SGA has been busy this year under the lead- 
ership of President Michael McHale, a senior 
Political Science major. The elections of both the 
Homecoming and State Fair queens were spon- 
sored by the SGA. They worked together with 
SAB to coordinate the Homecoming activities. 
Members of SGA hosted the State Fair Brunch 
and worked hard to promote school spirit at the 
game against Northeast. They were also respon- 
sible for the Student Directories. SGA also held 
its election where the students got a chance to 
choose the people that they wanted to represent 

Sophomore biology major Robb Brown 
served as the Senator-at- large and was recently 
elected as Treasurer. Brown, like other members 
of SGA, feels that the most important goal of SGA 
is "to see that the desires of the students are met." 

SGA also began work on numerous projects 
this year including talking with local night clubs 
about beginning a designated driver program in 
Natchitoches. They looked into having a lawyer 
provide free legal assistance for students and also 
discussed plans for providing a campus shuttle 
system, an automatic teller machine on campus, 
and typewriters that could be checked out at the 

Myrl Dance and Shelly Benson refer to past leg- 
islation in an attempt to help a student. 

Members of the SGA are left to right .front row, 
Beth Bowman, Stephanie Causey, Shelly Benson, 
Sarah Robinson (commissioner of elections), Karen 
Engeron, Laura Willis, Liz Bonette and Precious 
Jenkins. Back row, Jeremy Passut, Brian Shirley, 
Robb Brown (treasurer) , Robert Bennett, Henry 
Dibrell, Frederick Perkins, Myrl Dance, Michael 
McHale (president), Andy Harrison (vice president), 
Keith Triggs, John Walsh (secretary) and Chris 

Student Government Association 51 

From Greek to honor organizations, 

Extracurricular activities prove helpful 

Do extracurricular activities help or hurt 
students on Northwestem's campus? Studies 
conducted on college campuses in North Louisi- 
ana and by a national sorority show that involve- 
ment in campus organizations can increase one's 
chance of success both in college and after gradu- 

Many of Northwestem's campus leaders 
maintain high grade point averages in addition to 
participating in extracurricular activities such as 
Student Government Association, Student Ac- 
tivities Board, cheerleading, Greeks, political 
organizations, and student publications. 

Some of these organizations such as Blue 
Key and Purple Jackets stress academic achieve- 
ment as well as extracurricularpartieipation. Other 
organizations as well as the fraternities and so- 
rorities offer study halls for their members. Miss 
NSU Melissa Canales, a senior education major 
from Leesville, said, "Getting involved with 
organizations like Phi Mu and Purple Jackets 
helps build your self-confidence. The other 
members get behind you and really help. They 
have made me want to strive for better grades." 

Although getting involved with an organiza- 
tion requires a lot of time, it teaches time manage- 
ment. Phi Mu President Kim Wilson said, "I had 
so little time to study with Phi Mu, SAB, Greek 
council, dance line, and Purple Jackets that the 
time I spent studying was productive. I studied 
whenever I could, not just crammed the night 
before the test." Miss LOB Cindy Bethel said, 
"Extracurricular activities take so much lime, you 
have to be a very disciplined person to balance 
your classes and grades with extracurricular ac- 

Extracurricular activities can also offer valu- 
able lessons not available in the classroom. 
Working on the yearbook or newspaper or play- 
ing football or basketball teaches one how to 
work with people. Karen Engeron, a sophomore 
journalism major from Houma, said, "Maintain- 
ing a good grade point average and succeeding in 
other areas of the university such as a fraternity or 
sorority, the SG A or SAB, or honor organizations 
is great. Extracurricular activities helps one to 
learn how to work with other people but can do 
harm if one barely earns a 2.0 GPA every semes- 
ter and is heavily involved in campus activities." 

Students are the ones who determine whether 
campus activities will help or hurt them. They 
have to decide what is too much and balance a 
schedule of classes, studying, and activities. 

52 Extracurricular activities 

Melody Smith and Kim Wilson, members of the 1988 Home- 
coming Court, are presented at the homecoming game. 

Michael McH 'ale introduces Olympia Dukakis as she cam- 
paigns for her cousin, Michael Dukakis. 

Miss NSU Melissa Canales and Mr. NSU Kevin Peters are 
presented plaques at halftime of the last home football game. 

Tina Dutile, editor of the Potpourri, relaxes in Tommy 
Whitehead's office after mailing another portion of the book to the 

Drum major Robbie Robinette leads the band at practice 
outside Prather Coliseum. 

Extracurricular activities 53 

Old Northwestern revived as 

Increased enrollment forces renovations 

The increasing student enrollment at North- 
western has made it necessary to renovate several 
old dormitories. Varnado and Caspari Halls are 
nearly forty-five years old. Both of these dormi- 
tories were reopened this fall semester after under- 
going extensive repairs. 

Varnado Hall is named after Dean Edwards 
Varnado. Dean Varnado was an 1 899 graduate of 
the Louisiana Normal School. She served the 
Normal School for thirty-seven years, first as a 
teacher and then as the Dean of Women before 
retiring in 1942. She died in 1954 and Varnado 
Hall was dedicated in her memory during that 
year's Homecoming activities. 

Contractors recendy completed renovations 
to Varnado Hall with the assistance of Dr. Vir- 
ginia Crossno of the Home Economics Depart- 
ment. In renovating the dorm, the workers 
salvaged as much of the original furnishings as 
possible in order to maintain the 1930's appear- 
ance of the dorm. Some of the furnishings that 
were kept include the bedroom furniture which 
was sent to a company to be refinished, the solid 
wood doors, the marble in the bathrooms, and 
several chandeliers. New blinds, linen closets, 
and vanities were added to the rooms. Since being 
renovated, Varnado Hall is the most luxurious 
residence hall on campus. The rooms are car- 
peted and are slightly larger than the other dorm 

Caspari Hall is named after Captain Leopold 
Caspari. Captain Caspari served as both a mem- 
ber of the state Senate and House of Representa- 
tives. It is due to his work as a Representative that 
Natchitoches was chosen as the site for NSU. In 
1884 when the decision to build Northwestern, 
then called the Normal School, was made, Captain 
Caspari convinced the Legislature that Natchito- 
ches was the perfect site for the school by offering 
them over one hundred acres of land. After his 
death, Caspari Hall was dedicated in his memory. 

One of the fortunate residents of Caspari enjoys 
the shorter walk to class. 

Caspari, vacant since summer of 1 986 now houses 
seniors and graduate students. 

Tara Tietjen and Wendy Walters, freshmen, en- 
joy the luxuries of Varnado Hall. However, most of the 
residents are upperclassmen. 

54 Renovated dorms 

According to Harold Boutte, director of Housing, 
the renovations on Caspari Hall were done 
entirely by Northwestern personnel. These reno- 
vations included painting, putting up new blinds, 
and rewiring. The furniture that is being used in 
Caspari came from a variety of sources including 
Boozman Hall which was reopened last year. The 
residents in Caspari have had to make a few 
sacrifices in order to live in this newly renovated 
dorm . They have had to do without telephone and 
cable hookups and also have to share closets 
because there is only one closet per room. The 
renovated two-story east wing of Caspari is being 
used to house male seniors and graduate students. 
The students who are fortunate enough to live 
in Varnado and Caspari enjoy living in the upper- 
classmen dorms. Varnado and Caspari are 24- 
hour quiet halls that some students may find 
conducive to studying. Others simply enjoy not 
having to come home every day to Sabine or 
Rapides. Julie Rhymes, a senior from Creston, 
said, "Sabine Hall does not compare at all to 
Varnado. Natchitoches Hall is tolerable, but 
Varnado is really nice and is very quiet." 

Renovated dorms 55 

56 Steel Magnolias 

Darryl Hannah took time from a 
hectic schedule to pose for a picture 
withproduction assistant Dan Dupre. 

Brad Arnold andDan Pickettwork 
on their tans outside the field house 
while waiting for the shooting of the 
locker room scene. 

Olympia Dukakis spends some time 
with background artist Rob Bruetch, 
Brad Arnold, Steve Wolfe, Scott 
Haley, Winston Howard and Sidney 

Hunting Easter eggs is not only for 
children. Tom Skeritt gets in on the 
action in the Easter egg hunt for Steel 

Darryl Andrews and other back- 
ground artists did not let the wedding 
pass without decorating the newly- 
weds car. 


Steel Magnolias come to Natchitoches 

For some NSU students this summer, 
jobs were not the same old boring typing, filing, 
bartending and gas pumping, they were exciting 
and unusual with the movie Steel Magnolias. 

The movie, a Tri-Star Pictures film, was 
being shot on location in Natchitoches during 
June, July and August. The picture is a multi 
million dollar film that stars Dolly Parton, Sally 
Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, 
Darryl Hannah and Julia Roberts. The film was 
directed by Herbert Ross who has done many 
famous movies such as "Footloose" and "The 
Good-Bye Girl." 

NSU students worked as extras, produc- 
tion and nursery assistants, set decorators and 
dressers, artists, receptionists, painters and many 
other jobs. 

The Steel Magnolias production office 
was located in the P. E. Majors building on the 
Northwestern campus. The student employees 
had only a short walk from their dorm room or 
apartment to go to work each day. The work week 
ran Monday through Saturday and sometimes 
Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The students had the chance to work with 
abig name producer and director. The people that 
were involved in this film were not your typical 
"run of the mill" movie makers. "I had the 
opportunity to see a famous director in action," 
explains Todd Martin, a backgrounds artist in the 
Christmas Festival scene. 

Some students found themselves carry- 
ing around radios used in crowd control while 
filming was going on. Others moved furniture 
and decorated walls, houses and any other place 
that may be in the shot. Tim Bates, a NSU student, 
worked as a set decorator. "I worked long hours, 
sometimes from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m., preparing a 
room or a house front for the next days shot. 
Although the hours were long, I had the opportu- 
nity to meet the stars and even attend a few parties 
with the big names. It was great!" 

Hard work was also found in the extras, or 
background artists. Many students were paid $50 
per day for standing around in 100 degree tem- 
peratures as the stars rehearsed. Most extras were 
expected to only walk around, dance, attend 
weddings, funerals and other scenes, but a few 

were expected to take it all off. Ray Gill and Mark 
Oberle were in the "shower scene" with nothing 
on but a little soap and water. "It was fun and an 
experience to be in front of people without clothes," 
explained Mark Oberle. Other students were 
involved in less dramatic roles with jock strap, 
underwear and football outfits. Needless to say, 
the exposed extras were paid more than the typi- 
cal background artists. 

Jobs also ran into the "greens scene", that 
is the area of plants. Plants were used for every- 
thing from hiding wires and breaking up extreme 
white spots to hiding entire houses and making 
bare spots look like jungles. Eddy Broadway and 
Dan Dupre worked in the greens department and 
created the unseen magic. "Our job was to make 
things look natural or change the season of the 
year from winter to spring and back again," said 

The movie company employed more 
students than any other single business in Natchi- 
toches. After Steel Magnolias has come and 
gone, the students at NSU will always remember 
working with the stars. 

Steel Magnolias 57 

'I want a desk job' 

Student employment offers money, 
experience to university career 

With the increased enrollment, the demand 
for student jobs rose also. This increased demand 
forced the university to separate the Student 
Employment Office from the Financial Aid Of- 
fice. There are over 350 students on a waiting list 
for a work study job, according to Marilyn Haley, 
Coordinator of Student Employment. 

The Student Employment Office was moved 
to the Sylvan Friedman Student Union and Mari- 
lyn Haley was appointed to the position of Coor- 
dinator of Student Employment in August 1988. 

There are two types of employment pro- 
grams available at Northwestern. College Work 
Study is based on financial need and the Financial 
Aid Office determines a student's eligibility for 
it. Freshmen recipients must maintain a 1.75 
grade point average in order to receive it their 
second semester. Sophomores, juniors and sen- 
iors must keep a 2.0 GPA. 

The Work Service Award is given only to 
incoming freshmen who have scored a 24 or 
higher on their ACT. In order to receive the Work 
Study Award the second semester, the student 
must have a 2.5 GPA the first semester. 

Some students are placed in their depart- 
ments while others are placed wherever they 
request or can be utilized the most. Freshman Van 
Reed said, "The experience I have gained through 
my job in the journalism department through 
meeting, interviewing and working with many 
different people has been a valuable asset." 
Business major Rhonda Arthur, a R A in Varnado 
Hall, said, "My job does not really pertain to 
business, but it is like a communication process 
that will help in any job." Douglas Gann, an 
accounting major working in the intramural of- 
fice, said, "I don't enjoy my job because it seems 
to create problems academically by demanding 
night work." 

When asked where the money earned through 
work study was spent, the replies included sav- 
ings account, rent, tuition, partying, bills, sorority 
dues and car insurance and gas. Although some 
students work 60 hours a month, most students 
questioned worked 38 hours a month. Some stu- 
dents questioned had worked at real jobs before 
coming to Northwestern but most received their 
first job through college employment. 

Shavannia Smith and Laura DeBusk not only 
enjoy their work but are learning different methods of printing 
at University Printing. 

58 Student Employment 






Entering data on the Macintosh, Sean Mayfield 
prepares a flyer while working in the journalism department. 

Amy Gill, a desk worker at Varnado Hall assists 
Holley Methvin with some information. 

Marilyn Haley processes student worker time cards 
at the end of the pay period. She was appointed Coordinator 
of Student Employment in August 1988. 

Student Employment 59 

Parties, haunted houses, trick-or- treating... 

Students enjoy Halloween 

Halloween is not just for little kids. Many 
Northwestern students took advantage of the night 
to have some fun. 

Several of the fraternities on campus had 
Halloween parties. Janelle Ainsworth, a fresh- 
man, enjoyed the fun at Kappa Sigma's Monster 
Bash. It was held at the armory and decorations 
were done by the pledges. The Gamma Psi 
chapter of Kappa Alpha had its annual costume 
party on Halloween night. Junior Damian Dom- 
ingue designed the T-shirts to go along with the 
Gamma Psicho theme. The decorations, such as 
knives and shower curtains, were from the movie 
Psycho . 

For those students who enjoy having mon- 
sters grab their legs and being chased with a 
chainsaw, this year's haunted houses were the 
place to be. Both the Scholars' College and the 
Jaycee's each hosted a haunted house. The Schol- 
ars' College did a great job of disguising part of 
Russell Hall for their house. Freshman Mitch 
Melder said, "The best part was running from the 
weedeater." Anita Bryant and her boyfriend said, 
"We were terrified at the Jaycee's house when our 
guide left us and we could not see where we were 

Sassy ' s was the most popular place to be on 
Halloween night with a great costume party, lots 
of music, and plenty to drink. Darrell Ray, a 
sophomore, and his roommate Chris Vilar, a 
freshman, fought the crowd at Sassy's dressed as 
a pirate and the grim reaper and had a great time. 
If you saw sophomore Carla Denos falling down 
all night,it was not because she had had too much 
to drink, but because her clown shoes were too 
big. Mitch Melder after surviving the Scholars' 
College haunted house, went to Sassy's with 
some friends disguised as a pimp and some pros- 
titutes. Sophomore Brandi Vassar donned a sil- 
ver wig to be a goddess for the occasion. 

There were also plenty of the traditional 
trick -or-treaters around campus. No matter where 
they went, there was fun to be had by all this 
Halloween. For those students like freshman 
Doug Gann who missed out on the fun because 
they were sick, there is always next year! 



60 Halloween 

Scott Dugas and Ivan McDonald 

enjoy the Kappa Alpha's Gamma P sic ho 

Pumpkin Head appeared at the Schol- 
ars' College Haunted House. 

Several Sigma Kappas wait to go 
through the Scholars' College Haunted 

Halloween 6 1 

62 Louisiana School 

Residential Advisers provide friendship 

Working at the Louisiana School as a 
Residential Adviser gives one a different and 
more complex look at the Louisiana School stu- 

The Residential Advisers at the Louisi- 
ana School for Math, Science, and the Arts are 
responsible and liable for the students from the 
time they leave their homes to come to the campus 
to the time they go back home. The RA's operate 
the dorm, sign in and sign out students when they 
leave the campus, check them out when they go 
home and do nighUy room checks after curfew to 
make sure all the students are accounted for. The 
RA's maintain 10 office hours a week and work 

sixteen hours on their assigned weekends. In 
addition to the office hours, the R A' s are assigned 
gym duty and cafeteria duty. They are also 
assigned a specific task at the beginning of the 
year such as host families, building maintenance, 
transportation or work service. 

The RA's are given a free room, meals 
and a paycheck every month. They are only 
assessed tuition fees at the beginning of 
Northwestern 's semester and are excused from 
buying a meal plan or dorm room. 

The RA's have to work with the admini- 
stration as well as the students and enforce the 
strict rules with understanding. Some of the 

RA's feel that the administration is hard to work 
and get along with and complain that the little but 
important things do not get fixed. 

The social lives of the RA's are also 
affected as the job is very time consuming. Be- 
sides the office hours, RA's are required to do 
room check after curfew at 10 p.m., they can not 
leave town but once a week and are on call three 
days a week. Mia Manuel described it as very 
restrictive environment in that many things such 
as a sorority, a relationship, or simply going to the 
movies are put aside. 

Although the responsibility is great, some 
of the RA's feel that much more than a paycheck 
can be gained from the job. They see a side of the 
students that very few Northwestern students 
ever see. One RA described it as being the oldest 
child in a family of 400 kids and being left in 
charge. Most students find a friend and confidant 
in their RA's as they face lots of peer and aca- 
demic pressure. Verdis Walker said, "I like the 
kids on my wing. They are really nice and friendly, 
like a lot of brothers." David Humphries added, 
"They are like brothers of all kinds; some easy to 
get along with, others harder to get along with." 

Mia Manuel said, "The girls are easy to 
get along with and are not the freaks everyone at 
Northwestern thinks they are. They are very 
sincere and impressionable because they are forced 
to grow up a few years earlier than most teen- 
agers." Fabian Zeller, Supervisor of Residential 
Life at Prudhomme, graduated in the first class at 
the Louisiana School and went to work as a RA 
the following year. He said, "I'm giving some- 
thing back." 

Lisa Bonnette and Carol Jordan plan their 
evening out on their day off. 

Mia Manuel signs Julia Loftin's yearbook. 
Julia is a student on Mia's wing. 

A ngela LaCour makes sure the students are 
properly signed out when they leave to go home. 

Verdis Walker checks permission forms for a 

Fabian Zeller approves a student to leave cam- 

Louisiana School 63 

Students often get tired of eating in the dining halls and 
venture into Natchitoches to get some "real food." Besides the 
regular pizza, chicken and hamburgers, there are a few alter- 
natives to cafeteria grub such as The Landing, South China, 
Bonanza, Cajun Deli, Sea &Sirloin and The Mariners. 

In a hurry to get to class, Angela Cook utilizes the 
drive thru at McDonald's. 

Brian Sanders and Tim Crainfind lunch at Wendy's 
much better than that in the cafeteria. 

A Quide to 'Dining in 

Blake's Spicy Chicken. 442 Martin Luther King Drive. Chicken and hamburg- 
ers. $3-$5. 

Bonanza Family Restaurant. Cane River Shopping Center. Steak, chicken, 
baked potatoes, salad bar and desserts. $5-$ 10. 

Burger King. 200 Kyser Avenue. Hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, salads, 
breakfast. $3-$5. 

Cafe St. Denis. Holiday Inn. Steaks, seafood, lunch buffet, salad bar and break- 
fast. $5-$ 10. 

Cajun Deli. 234 Highway 1 South. Soups, salad, ettoufee, gumbo, frozen yogurt. 

Church's Fried Chicken. Cane River Shopping Center, chicken. $3-$5. 
Cotton Patch Restaurant. Highway 1 Bypass. Hamburgers, chicken, shrimp, 
and steak baskets, breakfast and desserts. $3-$5. 
Domino's Pizza. 138 Highway 1 South. Pizza. $5-$15. 
Grayson's Barbecue. Hwy. 84, Clarence. Barbecue sandwiches and dinners, 
smoked turkeys and hams. $3-$8. 

Jo's Family Restaurant. 912 Highway 1 South. Catfish, hamburgers, steaks, 
crawfish and breakfast. $5-$10. 

Just Friends. 4 Ducournau Square. Soups, salad, sandwiches and desserts. $3- 

Kentucky Fried Chicken. 107 Highway 1 South. Chicken. $3-$5. 
Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen and Restaurant. 622 Second Street. Catfish, meat 
pies, gumbo, steaks, salad, breakfast, Cane River cream pic and other desserts. $5- 

Le Filet. 729 Third Street. Catfish, shrimp and oyster dinners. $4-$10. 
Mariners Seafood and Steak House. Highway 1 Bypass. Steak, seafood, 
catfish, salads and desserts. S10-S25. 

McDonald's. Highway 1 South. Hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, salads and 
breakfast. $3-$5. 

Mr. Gatti's. 123 Highway 1. Pizza, salad bar and daily buffet. $5-$ 15. 
Natchitoches Taco Factory. 605 Bossier. Tacos, burritos and nachos. $3-$5. 
Pizza Hut. 117 Highway 1 South. Pizza, pasta, salad bar and sandwiches. $5- 

Pizza Inn. 124 Highway 1 South. Pizza, pasta, salad bar, sandwiches, and daily 
noon buffet. $5-$ 15. 

Popeye's. Highway 1 South. Chicken, shrimp, catfish and red beans and rice. $3- 

Sea and Sirloin. Hwy. 9, Campti. Steak, catfish, crawfish, seafood, salad bar and 
oyster bar. $10-$ 15. 

South China Restaurant. 307 Dixie Plaza. Cantonese, Mandarin, Hunan, and 
Szechuan cuisine, steaks, seafood, noon buffet and Sunday seafood buffet. $5-$15. 
Subway. Hwy 1 South. Hot and cold sandwiches. $3-$7 

TC's Yogurt. Kyser Avenue. Frozen yogurt and homemade waffle cones. $2-$5 
Taco Bell. 127 Highway 1 South. Tacos, salads, burritos, and nachos . $3-$5. 
The Landing. 302 Highway 1 South. Mesquite steaks and catfish, seafood, 
salads and desserts. $10-$15. 

The Pickle Barrel Grill. 501 Bossier. Hamburgers. $3-$7. 
Tin House Barbecue. 400 St. Denis. Barbecue sandwiches and dinners. $3-$8. 
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers. 109 Highway 1 South. Hamburgers, 
chicken, chili, baked potatoes, salad bar and desserts. $3-$5. 

64 Restaurant Guide 

Restaurant Guide 65 

Football team, academic program, cost, location or campus life, 

Many people choose NSU for different reasons 

Many factors are considered in selecting a 
college. Someofthedifferent factors may include 
cost, location, campus life or reputation of aca- 
demic programs. Last semester over 6500 chose 

Northwestern is composed of students from 
virtually every parish in the state. Natchitoches 
Parish topped the list with over 1100 enrolled. 
Vernon Parish sent 864 students whileCaddo and 
Rapides were close behind. Louisiana was not the 
only state represented by NSU students, our 
neighbor, Texas is responsible for 1 22 of them. In 
fact, NSU has fifty-one foreign students from 
twenty-three countries. 

There are as many different reasons for at- 
tending NSU as there are home towns. For the 
1 100 Natchitoches parish students, convenience 
was the main reason. Natchitoches native Joe 
Weinmunson said, "In addition to the campus 
being near home, Northwestern is very affordable 
and has outstanding programs and faculty." 
Weinmunson is a sophomore in the Louisiana 
Scholars' College. 

Those from other parishes came as a result of 
scholarships, both academic and athletic, parents 
who are Northwestern alumni, and/or the campus 
itself. Chris Lee, a sophomore nursing major from 
DeRidder said, "I liked NSU's beautiful campus 
as well as the accredited nursing program." Fresh- 
man business major Gladys Rush said, "After 
enrolling at Northeast, I decided to come to North- 
western because the campus and people are much 

Still there are those who have driven across 
states to be Demons. John Simoneaux, a journal- 
ism major from Fairfax, Virginia said, "I am in 
Natchitoches and at Northwestern because my 
father is in the military." Beth LeBlanc, originally 
from Indiana, said, "I chose to come to NSU 
because my parents moved to Shrcvcport and I 
wanted to be close to them." As for the fifty-one 
foreign students, their reasons vary even more 
than local and out of state students. Charis 
Murwadi, a senior computer information systems 
major from Indonesia agreed with many other 
students when he said "Northwestern was the first 
school that accepted me." 

Many students find that walking is much easier and 
faster to get around campus this year. 

66 Enrollment 

Lex Harwell and Margie Lilya wait for their 
next class in the Student Union lobby. 

Angela LaCour, Claudine Nash, and Marilyn 
Gosey decide where to go for lunch. 

Todd K. Huddle 
Advertising Design 
Canton, Tx 

"I chose Northwestern be- 
cause it has a great art depart- 
ment. I looked at several 
schools in both Texas and 
Louisiana and liked NSU best." 

Bradley Ford 
Broadcast Journalism 
Pleasant Hill 

"The reason I chose North- 
western was because Dr. Alost 
and the new administration 
seemed to be bringing North- 
western up and once again to a 
great university." 

Yolanda Williams 
Broadcast Journalism 

"I chose Northwestern be- 
cause of the great educational 
opportunity that it offers. 
Northwestern is on the rise 
and I'm proud to be a part of it." 

Randy Jones 
Schnectady, NY 

"I've been to many colleges, 
but the faculty members here 
at Northwestern really believe 
in their programs and their stu- 

Enrollment 67 

AT&T teaches valuable lesson 

Students play stock market 

Like to play the stock market, but hate to lose 
money? The AT&T Collegiate Investment Chal- 
lenge is a simulated exercise where students are 
given $500,000 and have four months to maxi- 
mize their portfolio. 

Fifteen students at Northwestern are compet- 
ing with students across the nation. The first place 
prize will be $25,000 and the top ten winners will 
receive a trip to New York City that includes air 
fare, hotel accommodations, tickets to a Broad- 
way show, a tour of the New York Stock Exchange 
and an Awards dinner. 

Scott Kendrick, a sophomore business ad- 
ministration major from Robeline, lead North- 
western on February 1 with a total portfolio value 
of $650,000 and was ranked 108th in the nation. 
"It is a great program for anyone interested in the 
financial markets," said Kendrick. 

The game teaches those who partic ipate about 
the stock exchange itself and some of the compa- 
nies the individual participants research. "The 

Students can make big bucks by playing in 
the AT&T Investment Challenge. Completing 
a successful stock takeover can net a student 

AT&T Investment Challenge is an outstanding 
exercise in first hand investing. The program is 
teaching them how to invest and how to research 
firms they may be interested in investing without 
investing their own money. The students are very 
involved. They have to make their own deci- 
sions," said Dorothy Washington, faculty spon- 
sor. When one of the participants is ready to buy 
or sell, they use an 800 number provided by 
AT&T to call game brokers who would initiate 
the trade and instantly update their account. The 
participants are sent an account statement each 

"It is a good opportunity to learn without 
losing any money since you are given a $500,000 
account. You have to research companies just as 
if you were really spending your money. Several 
of the companies I researched and invested in 
were Regina, Tex Air, Prime Computer, Reebok, 
Eagle and Copytele," said Kendrick. 

Billy Stevens, a junior computer information 

systems/business major from Coushatta said, 
"Being that it is not real money, you can play with 
hostile takeovers and see how they come out. 
Normally, you would not invest $50,000 of real 
money into a hostile takeover. I made $40,000 to 
$50,000 on one takeover and lost the same amount 
on another takeover." 

Robert Rougeau, a business major from 
Bossier City was in second place at Northwestern 
and 9th in Louisiana on February 1 with a portfo- 
lio of $530,806. "I learned how to read the stock 
page in the paper and how to search out stocks that 
moved and others that did not," said Rougeau. 

The AT&T Investment Challenge proved to 
be more than just another game to those who par- 
ticipated from Northwestern. They learned more 
about the stock market than they could have in a 
classroom. Rougeau said, "If you want to make 
money in the stock market, it takes as much time 
and research as possible." 

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68 AT&T Investment Challenge 

Fifteen Northwestern students were given a $500,000 
account for four months to compete in the stock market 
with over 25,000 other college students in the nation. 

Dorothy Washington sponsors student business re- 
lated activities such as the AT&T Investment Challenge. 
She teaches economics at Northwestern. 

Robert Rougeau checks the prices of his stock as the 
final deadline is less than four weeks away. 

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70 Organizations/Greeks 

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OrgariizationsiGreeks 71 

Living the Qreef^Life 

"Greek life involves commit- 
ment, responsibility, and offers 
leadership skills and opportuni- 
ties. Greek life is what you make 


Johnny Cleveland 

Theta Chi 

Kappa Alpha members J effKnotts andBernie 
Cooley prepare to fry fish at the fraternity's 
informal rush party. 

"Through my participation in 
my sorority, I've had the oppor- 
tunity to work hard to benefit 
others. Service projects have 
brought us together to help the 

Sarah Robinson 


ou cannot walk across Northwestern s campus without seeing 
a member of a Greek organization or the action or result of a sorority 
or fraternity. Northwestern students involved in sororities and frater- 
nities can be found participating in Intramurals, service projects, and 
campus-wide events. Greeks are campus leaders, on athletic teams, 
community volunteers, and academic scholars. Greek life is not based 
solely on social activities but on service to the individual chapters, the 
university, and community, and to their national philanthropies , as 
well. A commitment to a Greek organization does not revolve around 
self-interest but on selflessness and accomplishment. Greeks are not\ 
payable friends but sincere ones. Living the Greek life is living a life 
of fun, of commitment, of friendship , and of service. 

Phi Beta Sigma Carl Preston and Alpha Kappa Alpha Melissa Smith get their fill at the 
Panhellenic and IFC Greek Week pizza party. 

72 Introduction to Greeks 

"Being a Greek at 
Northwestern has given 
\ me my best friends." 

Paul Price 

Kappa Alpha Psi 

State Fair Queen Anne Marie Schnieder, Phi Mu, and Tri-Sigmasjanelle Givens and Rhondi 
Sandifer join in the festivities at Rally in the Alley in Shreveport during the Slate Fair weekend. 

Kappa Sigma Allen Evans takes advantage of 
the annual Luau weekend to ski on Sibley Lake. 

"Being involved in a Greek 
organization opens doors to get- 
ting involved in other campus 

Laura Willis 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

"I pledged a fraternity to meet 
people. What I've gotten out of my 
involvement with K A has been an 
improvement in my ability to work 
with others as well as develop 
good communication skills. " 

Erskine Cook 

Kappa Alpha 

Introduction to Greeks 73 

Leading the Greek Life 

Councils provide guidance, assistance 


The Pan-Hellenic Council is the govern- 
ing body of all black organizations at North- 
western. Pan-Hellenic strives to encourage good 
working relationships among its members. 

The Council' s vital function is to set guide- 
lines in the area of rushing, pledging and pro- 
moting scholarship and service. Fundraisers to 
serve these causes include Greek shows, dances, 
talent shows, and picnics. The Council also 
participates yearly in the Martin Luther King 
March and Black History Month. 

Members gained success in the newly- 

Pan-Hellenic Council, Row 1: Sheldon 
Kirkmon (Treasurer); Brian Brown (Second 
Vice-President); Sherry Farley (Secretary); 
Lockey Whitaker (First Vice-President); 
Lawrence Seawood (President). Row 2: 
Tyrone Granger, Melissa Smith, Yolanda 
Williams, Jennifer Hunter, Rozalyn Shields, 
Michael Mason. Row 3: Monique Freeman, 
Tish Walker. Row 4: Jeff Glover, Eric 
Wynn, Melissa Frank Ronnie Blake. Row 
5: Patrick Wesley, Trenna Taylor, Anthony 
Mason. Row 6: Lazar Hearn. 

formed Greek Council, an advisory committee 
of all Greeks on campus. Ronald Wilkins (AO£2) 
and Lockey Whitaker (Z<t>B) were appointed by 
Greek Council President Joel Ebarb (0X) as 
committee members to select the Outstanding 
Greek Award. Melissa Frank (ZOB) serves as 
the Pan-Hellenic representative to the Greek 

| The Pan-Hellenic Council is preparing to 
do more community service and fundraisers in 

the upcoming year. 

Officers in the Council are: President 
Lawrence Seawood, KA^; First Vice-Presi- 
dent Lockey Whitaker, ZOB; Second Vice- 
President Brian Brown, AOA; Secretary Sherry 
Farley; AZ@; Treasurer Shelton Kirkmon, Q^O; 
Historian Henri Wesley, Q^FO; and Parliamen- 
tarian Mitch Rowe, OBZ. 

Melissa M. Frank 
Zeta Phi Beta 

74 Greek Councils 

Interfratemity Council, Row 1: Stan McCallan, Melvin Bowie, Gary Williams, David Green, John Terry, Bobby 
Cockrell, Brian McCaskill, Sid Williams, Paxton Gurtner, Donald Boyett, Paul Carter, Van Ensley. Row 2: David 
Roppolo, Brian Harrell , Chris Funk, Allen Evans, Don Forrest, Eben Cook, Joe English , Gerald Brown , Tyrone Frilles, 
James Meadors (Advisor). 

Interfratemity Council 

The purpose of Northwestern ' s Interfrater- 
nity Council is to set standards and goals for the 
nine social fraternities on campus. The Council 
helps to establish brotherhood among all the 
Greek organizations. 

IFC is also responsible for creating and 
enforcing rules and regulations. The Council is 
comprised of two delegates from each fraternity. 

One of the major activities sponsored by 
the Interfratemity Council is rush, when stu- 
dents pledge for membership in Greek organiza- 
tions. It holds one rush party per semester, 
called the Greek Mixer, for all fraternities. 

Panhellenic Council, Row 1: Sonya Ri- 
gaud, Cindy Wilson (President), Liz Bonnette, 
Kelley Bridges. Row 2: Tina Anderson, Ken- 
dra Brown, Katie Whitten, Sarah Robinson, 
and Teresa Bryant. 

H Panhellenic 

The purpose of Northwestern's 
Panhellenic Council is to unite Greek sororities 
in its govemmentand ideals. The council assists 
each sorority in all aspects of Greek life. 

Panhellenic had its first Early Rush this 
year, with the highest quota ever of women 
pledging. In conjunction with this year's theme 
"Sisterhood at its Finest," the Council also 
sponsored the First Annual Panhellenic semi- 
formal in the Student Union, a dance at which all 
three sororities were represented. As part of 
their role of uniting Greeks on campus, the 
Council co-sponsored 1988 Greek Week with 
the Interfratemity Council. 

The Council also works in community 
service. When a newborn baby was abandoned 
at the A. A. Fredericks Creative and Performing 
Arts Center, Panhellenic helped out by donat- 
ing a care basket filled with necessities to the 
Natchitoches Parish Hospital where the infant 
was staying. 

At present, the Panhellenic Council is 

planning to attend the National Convention held 
in Florida in the spring. 

Executive Council Members of 
Panhellenic are: President Cindy Wilson, ZZZ; 
Vice-President Sarah Robinson, OM; and Sec- 
retary Kelley Bridges, ZK. 

Delegates from the three sororities in- 
clude: Kendra Brown, Sonya Rigaud, Shelly 
Benson, and Anne Miller, HZ; Katie Whitten, 
Elizabeth Sklar, Dawn Coleman, and Lisa 
Collins, G>M; and Tina Anderson, ZK. 

Shelly Benson 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Along with the other Greek councils, it co- 
sponsors weekly tailgate parties before North- 
western football games. Keeping the Demon 
spirit alive, IFC makes sure that the team has 
enough support by designating seating for all 
fraternities at all home football games. | j 

The officers for the Interfratemity Council 
are: President Shawn Bailey; Vice-President 
Eric Johnson; Secretary Allen Evans; Treasurer 
John Terry; and Parliamentarian John Miguez. 

Allen Evans 

Kappa Sigma 

Greek Councils 75 

Alpha Kappa-Alpha— 

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"Supreme in Service to all Mankind" 

In 1908 at Howard University in Washington 
D.C., a group of young ladies founded Alpha 
Kappa Alpha sorority making it America's pre- 
miere Greek-letter organization established by 
and for Black women. 

From this conception, Alpha Kappa Alpha, 
following her incorporation as a perpetual body in 
1913, began to influence certain college-trained 
women. The sorority became a primary vehicle 
through which this targeted group was able to 
improve her social and economic conditions at 
the city, state, national and international levels. 

As the demands of society become more di- 

verse and pressing, Alpha Kappa Alpha has 
evolved with the times. She has founded and de- 
veloped programs and initiatives that parallel her 
initial objectives: 

•to cultivate and encourage high scholastic 
and ethical standards; 

•to promote unity and friendship among col- 
lege women; 

•to alleviate problems concerning girls and 

•to maintain a progressive interest in college 

•to be of service to all mankind. 

In 1973, the Eta Chi chapter of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha sorority was founded. Since then, the 
sorority has participated in various activities on 
and off campus including Greek shows and fun- 
draisers for the needy. Recently, the chapter 
adopted the Natchitoches Manor Nursing Home 
as a monthly Elderly Outreach Project. "Alpha 
Kappa Alpha - Service with a global perspective. 

Jackie Williams 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Alpha Kappa Alpha's open rush display is representative of their 
activities and achievements and allows rushees an opportunity to see 
what the sorority does. 

Row 1: Constance Gillyard, Monique Freeman, Royee 
Hunt, Yolanda Williams. Row 2: Jackie Williams, Chandra 

Living the Qreef^Life 

76 Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Living the Qreef^Life 

Alpha Kappa Alpha adopted the Natchitoches 
Manor Nursing Home as a service project. Unlike 
other organizations, the sorority continued its 
commitment by keeping regular visits with some of 
the residents. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 77 

Working in Service to Humanity 

Delta Sigma Theta Maintains Heritage, 

Delta Sigma Theta is an interna- 
tional Greek letter sorority whose pur- 
pose is "to establish and maintain a 
high standard of morality and scholar- 
ship among women." Some of the pub- 
lic service projects that Delta Sigma 
Theta is involved in are tutoring stu- 
dents in the public schools and spon- 
soring a Sophisticated Gents Pageant. 
The sorority is planning a "Black His- 
tory Month Greek Show," adopting a 
black business and honoring its found- 
ers by holding a Founders Day Pro- 

Delta Sigma Theta promotes higher 
education and sisterhood. Their public 
motto is "Intelligence is the Torch of 
Wisdom." The sisters of Delta Sigma 
Theta are very proud of their sorority's 
heritage and high standards as they 
work to uphold, represent, and keep 
them alive. 

Displaying their delta-symbol, the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta relax after 
Pan-Hellenic's Informative Night. 

Delta Sigma Thetas Yavette Green, Jennifer Hunter, Renee Stinson, 
Debra Diggs, Patricia Norton, Letitia Walker, Sherry Farley, and Sharon 
Remo prepare for a successful rush after setting up their display of sorority 
colors, mascots and novelty items. 

Living the Qreef^Lifc 

78 Delta Sigma Theta 

Living the Qreef^Life 

High Standards Through Public Service 

Jennifer Hunter, Mario Jackson, Sharon Remo, Sherry 
Farley, Rosland Shields, Anna Jenkins, Letitia Walker. 

Delta Sigma Theta 79 

Living the Qreel^Life 

The Gamma Psi chapter welcomed a multitude of alumni to the festivities ofOldSoulh 1988, includ- 
ing a pre- formal party held on the bank of the Cane River. 

Row 1 : Olivia Ma rom a, Jennifer Walsh, Karen Engeron, Randy Crow (President), Bobby Cockrell (Vice- 
President), Butch Poteet (Recording Secretary), Damian Dominguc (Corresponding Secretary), Brian Shirley, 
Mark Roy, Shane Smith, Faithe Johnson, Paige Whitley. Row 2: Chad McGlothin, David Moore, Darrell 
Heck, Todd Martin, Stephan Erath, George Donaldson, Russ Harris, David Wolf, Chris Carter, Brett 
Harris. Row 3: Eben Cook, Scott Dugas, Richie Trornin, Tommy Lenz, Duane Patin, Von Klotzbach, 
Patrick Watts, Van Bush, John Williams, Alex Karst, Tim Johnson, Erskine Cook. Row 4: Kyle Gill, Jay 
Ingram, Mike McQueen, Bert Guerrero, Tim Dugas, Jeff Henry, Billy Henry, David Green, Ken Boudreau, 
Ivan MacDonald. 

Kappa Alpha Faculty Adviser Tomr»y Whitehead presents members of the fraternity's rose court 
at the renowned "lawn party" at Beau Fort Plantation. 

Kappa Alpha's "recovery" party concludes the week of Old South parties. Alumni and current 
members of the fraternity feast on crawfish and beer as they wind down the traditional week. 

80 Kappa Alpha 

Kappa Alpha Combines 

Old Traditions with 
New Directions 

Created during the formative period 
following the War Between the States, 
Kappa Alpha has preserved many of the 
traditional qualities of a bygone society 
while keeping pace with a changing nation. 
Its founding fathers were profoundly in- 
spired by the high standards and cultivated 
manliness of General Robert E. Lee. Lee is 
considered to be the spiritual founder of the 
Order and its members aspire to follow his 
code of chivalry. 

Brothers of the Gamma Psi chapter at 
Northwestern share in a rich inheritance of 
over a quarter of a century of history , making 
it one of the most established fraternities on 
campus. Its members take part in a wide 
range of activities and maintain various 
positions on campus: Michael McHale 
served as Student Government Association 
president this year; Bert Gurerro held of fice 
as president of the Interfraternity Council; 
Van Bush was elected vice-president of the 
Student Activities Board; and Scot Jenkins 
was chosen to serve as manager of KNWD, 
the campus radio station. 

I I 

Kappa Alpha Kyle Gill and Phi Mus Kelt Lamothe, Janet Perry, Ginny Mix and 
Anne Marie Schneider partake in their "Hippie Exchange" by modeling trendsetting 
garb and peace signs. 

Additionally, KA won the Intramural 
championship in flag football taking them to 
the state finals, as well as winning the Greek 
championship in volleyball. Another tradi- 
tion in the making, Duke Domingue has won 
the Christmas window-painting contest for 
KA the past two years. 

Gamma Psi also provides a number 
of social activities designed to benefit the 
fellowship and development of the group. 
In addition to exchanges with sororities, 
black-tie formals, alumni receptions and 
rush parties, Kappa Alpha offers what is 
considered by many to be the finest event 
of the season: Old South. A week-long 
series of parties, Old South culminates with 
a lawn party held at nearby Beau Fort 
Plantation. Donning the costumes of the 
antebellum Southern culture, KA ' s and their 
Southern belle dates participate in preserv- 
ing the heritage of this lofty era in all its ex- 

The Gamma Psi chapter of Kappa 
Alpha Order is currently reaping the bene- 
fits of over twenty-five years of hard work 
by its members, as many men continue to 
share in this way of life and commitment to 
excellence. The perpetuation of this phi- 
losophy will abound as Kappa Alpha seeks 
new directions to shape the destiny of KA, 
its members and associations. 

Damian Domingue 

Kappa Alpha 

Living the Qreel^Life 

Kappa Alpha 81 

Living the Qretf^Life 

Row 1: Patrick Wesley, Eric Wynn (Keeper of Records), Lawrence 
Seawood (Polemarch), Paul Price (Vice-Polemarch), Al Edwards. Row 2: 
Randy Treadway, Randy Hillard, Tron McCoy, Gerald Brown, Lazar 
Hearn, Brian McCaskill, Gerard Semien. 

Kappa A Ipha Psl members Paul Price, Marcelis Horn and Lee Starks take a break aftei 
helping out at the Joe Dumars Basketball Camp. 

82 Kappa Alpha Psi 

Kappa Alpha Psi= 

Continues Service and 


Kappa Alpha Psi was founded at Northwest- 
rn in 1973 and since has been very active, 
ppa Alpha Psi endeavors to contribute to the 
ucation of its members by recognizing and 
roviding situations that facilitate their social, 
hysical and intellectual development. Achieve- 
ment is viewed as the most important function of 
the fraternity. The members of Kappa Alpha Psi 
recognize the importance of this and incorpo- 
rates it into their training program. 

The members of Kappa Alpha Psi serve the 
community in many ways. They support the 
educational process of some of the local children 
by providing a tutoring service after school and 
by sponsoring the annual Halloween Haunted 
House for the children of Natchitoches. The 
members of the fraternity also help organize the 
annual Joe Dumars Basketball Camp for the 
children in the community. | | 

The consciousness of fellowship in a common 

bond reacts upon students as a powerful stimulus 
to worthy actions and vigorous school work. The 
success and achievement of Kappa Alpha Psi 
members serve to heighten the aspirations of 
undergraduates and encourage their completion 
of college and achieve their goals in life. 

Paul Price 

Kappa Alpha Psi 


rothers of Kappa Alpha Psi gather in the Student Union for the Fall '88 smoker. 

Living the Qreef^Life 

Kappa Alpha Psi 83 

Living the Qreef^Life 

In conjunction with landscaping their front and 
back yards, Kappa Sigma members make an effort 
to preserve the natural beauty of Northwester n's 

Intramural sports have long been a mainstay of 
Greek competition. The tug-o-war portion ofintra- 
murals proves grueling but successful for Kappa 

84 Kappa Sigma 

Kappa Sigma 

Rejuvenated by Strong Rush, New House 
and New Spirit 

Once again, the Theta Mu chapter of Kappa 
Sigma prevailed through fall and spring rush, 
community services, fundraisers, and social life 
on the NSU campus this past year. President 
Kevin Peters guided the way for a strong execu- 
tive committee consisting of James Pearson, Jim 
Neil, Joe Robertson, and Allen Evans. 

The fall not only welcomed the fraternity with 
a class of twenty-nine pledges but also with a 
luxurious $220,000 house on Chaplin's Lake 
across from Prather Coliseum. The house rejuve- 
nated the once dwindling spirit of the fraternity 

bringing the Kappa i> lgma brotherhood bond even 
more tight and undeniably strong. 

Dan Dupre, fundraising chairman, brought 
many creative fundraisers to the chapter, which 
helped pay for social events and house payments. 
The fundraising highlight of the fall was the 
"original" slave auction, which generated close to 
$2000. In the spring, Kappa Sigma hosted its 
second annual crawfish boil, bringing students 
and city-folk alike together to enjoy Louisiana's 
most unique delicacy. 
When it came to parties, Kappa Sigmas always 

got their feet wet in more ways than one. Ex- 
changes, Monster Bash 2, Christmas semi-for- 
mal, Black &White Formal and the social event of 
the year, Luau, topped off a long list of weekend 
stress relievers for the seventy-member plus fra- 

Keith Patterson, a newly initiated member of 
Kappa Sigma, summed up the feelings of the 
growing chapter. "Ineverthoughtagroupofguys 
would mean this much to me. That's what Kappa 
Sigma is all about: a brotherhood that lasts for 


Ricky Carroll 

Kappa Sigma 

Row 1 : Kevin Peters (President), Allen Evans (Master of Ceremonies), Joe Robertson (Secretary), Jim 
Neil (Treasurer), Don Forrest (Guard). Row 2: Billy Nimmo, Keith Patterson, Scott Haley, Dan Dupre, 
John Tabor, Kirk Long, David Clark. Row 3: Tim Taylor, Carl Hanchey. Keith Berry, Morgan Colling, 
Stan McCallon, Mark Oberle, Chuck Cole, Jason Labbe, John Neil, Marshall Carll. Allen Heil, Macy 
Flash, Rich Gizzy. Row 4: Clay Robinson, Troy Metoyer, Casey BalifT, Jack Jenkins, Trey McMillin, 
Bobby Allison, Shad Roberts, Trey Duke, Benji Phelps, Scott Canerday, Steve McGovern. 


Having been without a house for two years, Kappa Sigmas Mark Oberle, Kevin Peters and Joe Robertson 
look over the framework of their new house on Chaplin's Lake. 

Living the Qrce(^Life 

Kappa Sigma 


Phi Beta Sigma 

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Phi Beta Sigma, like NSU's other Greek organizations, prides itself on its 
university and community activities. The fraternity is well-known for its 
performances at Greek sponsored stomps and shows. 

The members of Phi Beta Sigma put in many hours of work on their 
fraternity lodge on Greek Hill. While the building is not fully renovated, the 
fraternity is expecting to utilize the lodge within the next year. 

They participated in an all-Greek fundraiser for the March of Dimes by 
collecting money from motorists at Natchitoches' busy intersections. Other 
community service projects include the fraternity's visiting a Natchitoches day- 
care center and initiating an anti-drug program at an area junior high school. 
The fraternity is in turn served by several selected NSU ladies known as the 
Sigma Doves. Girls chosen must endure rigorous interviews before being 
honored by the fraternity. I | 

Phi Beta Sigma fraternity has continued to maintain excellence within 
chapter activities as well as in the Greek system at Northwestern. 

Working to repair their lodge, Ronnie Blake, Van Ensley, Donald Hall and Gerry 
Williams spend a great deal of time on Greek Hill. 

Phi Beta Sigmas are active in all facets of campus life. Adrian Howard, Kazelle Williams 
2nd Steve Car so nwere members of Northwestern 's Demon Football team in the Fall of J 988. 

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Finding time for fun, Phi Beta Sigmas, Sigma Doves and friends hold a cook-out on 
Chaplin's Lake. 

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86 Phi Beta Sigma 

Member Charles Holland speaks to students interested in Greek life at Northwestern at Phi Beta Sigma's smoker. 

Rowl: Chester Davis, Tracy Palmer, Kazelle Williams, Charles Holland, Ronnie Blake. Row 2: Steve Carlson, 
George Salsbury, Darren Turner, Van Ensley, Henry Sibley, Thomas Williams, Anthony Mason, Ge rry Williams, 
Melvln Bouie. Not Pictured: Adrian Howard, Mitchell Rowe, Carl Preston, William Lee, Carlos Provo. 

Phi Beta Sigma 87 

Taking "Pride" in Sisterhood, 


continues its involvement in th< 

community and campus life 

Rising above the rest, Phi Mu offers special 
friendships and memories that will be cherished 
forever. College is a very important part of one's 
life and being active in a sorority is very bene- 
ficial to one's academic and social growth. 

"Phi Mu can enhance your outlook on col- 
lege and the years that will follow. By building 
a special bond with girls you can call your 
sisters, you grow within yourself with the 
know lege that you have people you can count on 
and people that count on you," said member 
Marlene Canfield. 

Phi Mu is proud of its leaders on Northwest- 
em's campus. It also takes great pride in involv- 
ing themselves with the community. 

The sorority is continually active throughout 
the year. There is always a social event needing 

preparation, a fundraiser to be organized and, of 
course, time to share with a sister. 

This year during Thanksgiving, Phi Mu held 
fraternity presidents capiive in a "Pilgrim Prison" 
and collected over 200 cans of food as bail. 
These cans were donated to the Natchitoches 
food bank to be given to needy fami'ies during 
the holidays. 

Some other projects of PhiMu include dances 
such as Grub, Crush, and Spring Formal; the 
Parents' Banquet, and fundraisers including a 
Rock-a-thon, a skate-a-thon, "Boo Grams," and 
selling snack tins. A percentage of the money 
raised during these fundraisers if: used towards 
their national philanthropies: Project HOPE 
and the Children's Miracle Network. 

Marlene Canfield 


As its Pre-Historic pre-formal party, members of Phi Mu picnic on the bank of Cane River. 
Before revealing themselves, Phi Mu Big Sisters treated the pledges to a hamburger cookout at Mr. Maggio's camp. 

Living the Qrcef^Life 

88 PhiMu 


Living the greel^Life 

Phi Leah Ann Hennigan's home served as the site for the Phi Mu pledge retreat. J ana 
Parker, Ginny Mix, Phi-Director Mary Verzwyvelt, Kristy Kron, Jojo Smith and Allison 
Bexley cook their dinner by campfire. 

State Fair Court member Beth EiUl and Queen Ann Marie Schneider are joined by the 
sorority sisters Candace Statts, Kristin McMillen, Kristin Hicks and TinaAttaway at "Rally 
in the Alley" during the 1988 State Fair Weekend in Shreveport. 
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Row 1: Cathy TushofT (Parliamentarian), Tanya Freeman (Provisional Membership Director), Mary Verzwyvelt (Provisional 
Membership Director), Kim Wilson (President), Tammy Weaver (Treasurer), Dana Linder (Corresponding Secretary), Sarah 
Robinson (Panhellenic Representative), Tracy Carter. Row 2: Jana Parker, Janice Lutes, Chrissy Dunavent, Susan Mullins, 
MarleneCanfield, Brenda Burns, Dawn Coleman, Tina Attaway, Kristin Hicks, Karen Shadow, Liz Bonnette, Stacy Kay, Ginny 
Prudhomme, Lisa Lukowski, Janet Perry. Row 3: Andra Fuller, Missy Bearb, Keli LaMothe, Melissa Womack, Maria Dober- 
nig, Renee Michel, Alissa Hanson, Janine Lutes, Dawn Ethridge, Leah Ann Hennigan, Melissa Canales, Beth Eitd, Linda Davis. 
Row 4: Kristen McMillen , Lee Ann Eltel, Laurie House, Tonia Wood, Amy Gimber, Candace Statts, Wendi Shutt, Debbie Caple, 
Paula Waltman, Leigh McLamore, Karen Kennedy, Christ! Lusk, Dawn Morris, Melody Smith. Row S: Katie Whitten, Cathy 
Mahoney, Kellie Townsend, Yvonne Bernucho, Theresa Deaton, Kristy Kron, Shannon Trigg, Vicki Brunt, Kim McKinney, 
Holley Methvin, Jojo Smith, Tracy Favre, Ginny Mix. Ann Marie Schneider. 

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Living the QreekiLife 

Row 1: Tracy Smith, Tina Anderson, Donna Vercher, Kelley Robertson (President), Kelly 
Kyle (Vice-President), Stacie Guillory, Karen Cresap, Teresa Bryant. Row 2: Jennifer Breaux, 
Laurie LaCour, Pam Miller, Cindy Hensarling, Jo Ann Williams, Pam Harmon, Mary Miller, 
Keitha Broussard, Antoinette Montelaro, Amanda Rushing, Rhonda Mc Br ide, Lisle Bergmann. 
Row 3: Monica Billiot, Sara Tinker, Jill Edmondson, Karen Middleton, Kim McDaniel, Kelli 
Bridges, Chrystal Everett, Julie Duggan, Christine Billen, Brenda Crocker, Tammy Melancon, 
Terri Crumpton. 

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Si£/mz Kappa sisters Kelley Kyle, Stacie Guillory, and Rachel Heider attend the sorority's 
annual Violet Ball. 

Sisterhood is a key part of life as a Sigma Kappa. Big Sis Michele Lavergne and her Little Sis 
Michelle Weego "cat-around" at the sorority's Halloween exchange with Sigma Tau Gamma 

Christmas spirit abounds as Sigma Kappas exchange gifts before leaving school for the 
winter break. 

90 Sigma Kappa 

One-Heart , 

One Way ... Sigma Kappa 

Sigma Kappa had a busy year under the leadership 
of president Kelley Robertson. Combining scholar- 
ship, social life and faith in God is hard work, but the 
women of the Delta Mu chapter have proven it can be 
done through their dedication to others and their many 

A Sigma Kappa can be found in almost every 
organization on campus. There are sisters in band, 
Purple Jackets, Circle K, Argus, Current Sauce, Presi- 
dential Leadership program, Young Democrats, the 
Catholic Student Organization and the Student Ac- 
tivities Board which boasted a Sigma Kappa presi- 

The NSU student body elected several Sigma 
sisters to serve on the Homecoming and State Fair 
courts. Sigma Kappa is the sorority of the 1987-88 
Outstanding Greek Woman of the Year and the 1987- 
88 Greek Goddess. Delta Mu also captured the 
Sisterhood Awardduring the 1987 Greek Week events. 

During Homecoming Week, Mary Miller was 
named 1988-89 Homecoming Queen; and Mark 
Newstrom, Sigma Kappa's 1988-89 Dream Man, 
captured the title of Mr. Homecoming in a campus 
wide pageant. 

Sigma Kappa spends much of its time raising 
money for its national philanthropies. Sigma Kappa 
supports the Maine Sea Coast Mission, the Greek 
Farm School, gerontology projects and offers such 
special fund-raisers like a lollipop sale: "Help lick 
Alzheimer's Disease." One of the sorority's Christ- 
mas projects was a caroling visit to a local nursing 

Sigma Kappa sisters do find time to study, how- 
ever. The sorority has held the highest grade point 
average among sorority women for the past five 
semesters. This enabled over 75% of their fall pledge 
class to initiate, doubling chapter membership. 

Delta Mu is a proud chapter of Sigma Kappa, 
doing everything to support Northwestern to its full- 
est potential. 

Michelle Weego, Sigma Kappa 

Missy Fairbanks and Lisle Bergmann show that there's 
always time for sisterhood in Sigma Kappa. 

Karen Cresap, Kim Browning, Tracy Smith, and Terri 
Crumpton get decked out for the 50' sporty at the Theta Chi 

Living the Qrwf^Lift 

Sigma Kappa 91 

Living the Qrcef^Life 

Row 1 : Shelly McBroom (Treasurer), Tracy Lee (President), Laurie LeBlanc (Membership-Rush). Row 2: Jennifer 
Walsh, Denise DeVille, Elizabeth McDavid, Renee Guillory, Lori Bemont, Kim Deen, Sonya Rigaud, Christi Cloutier, 
Laura Willis, Leigh Ann Tabor, Lisa Meyers, Karen Guidry. Row 3: Brooke Williams, Cindy Ross, Britt Patin, 
Margaret Perot, Beth Gowland, Beth Bowman, Tammie Nolen, Nicole Tujague, Sheila Sampite, Mary Porth. Row 4: 
Kellie Shotwell, Rhondi Sandifer, Rhonda Regouffre, Jennifer Leone, Stephanie Causey, Staci Klotzbach, Jennifer 
Whitford, Katheryn Bienvenu, Paulette Basco, Ingrid Cook, Donna Kirk, Christi Messer, Martha Perot. Row 5: 
Karen Norris, Kcndra Brown, Cindy Wilson, Wendy Walters, Charmin Chance, Elizabeth Lindner, Janelle Ains- 
worth, Kempa Meechum, Katie Roy, Suzanne Fulton, Shannon Bouffanie, Denyse Alford, Janelle Givens, Andrea 
Harrington. Row 6: Stacy Leigh Taff, Tina Chelette, Tara Tietjen, Mandy Slay ton, Teresa Andrews, Chrissy Ruth, 
Debbie Francis, Allison Conner, Laura Martin, Lori Martin, Olivia Maroma, Karen Engeron, Carrie Gordon. 

Twenty-four women founded the Alpha 7£ta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma 
sorority at the Normal School in 1928. One of these, Mrs. Lucille Mertz Hendrick 
assisted in planning the chapter 's 60th anniversary at its Founder's Day in April 1 988. 
Ms. Lucille, a member of the newly formed Natchitoches Alumni Association of Sigma 
SigmaSigma, continues to be involved in chapter activities. Along with other alumni, 
Ms. Lucille helped sponsor a Thanksgiving dinner for the Tri-Sigmas in Natchitoches 
including Tara Tietjen and Martha Perot. 

Tri-Sigmas Tracy Lee, Christy Messer and Sheila Sampite assist in setting up for 
the sorority's garage sale. 

Proving their brawn, Sigmas Karen Engeron, Rhondi Sandifer, Denyse Alford, 
and Sheila Sampite pull off another Intramural Football victory. Sigma Sigma Sigma 
captured first-place in the sorority league of 1988 Intramurals. 


92 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Marks Sixtieth year of 

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Service and Sisterhood 

Tradition has always been a strong asset to 
Northwestern. In its 60th year on campus, 
Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority is the oldest active 
sorority at NSU. Since 1928, Tri-Sigma has 
upheld the principles and traditions of the na- 
tional sorority as well as creating individual 
ones for itself as the Alpha Zeta chapter. 

The "Roaring 20's" rush party represents the 
era of Alpha Zeta's founding. In the 1930's, a 
local coed composed and scored a nationally 
known song, "My Tri-Sigma Girl." 

On April 17, 1988, Alpha Zeta saluted its 
alumnae with special recognition to the charter 
members at its annual Founder's Day. With 
over half of the original 24 founders at the 
occasion, stories were shared that highlighted 
all eras Tri-Sigma has seen during its 60 years 
at Northwestern. 

Throughout its term in Natchitoches, Tn- 
Sigma has been and continues to be represented 

Sigma Sigma Sigma's national philanthropy is the Robbie Page Memorial which benefits several 
childr ens' hospitals in the United States. InNovember of 1988, six members of the Alpha Zeta chapter, 
joined by Tri-Sigma alumni, visited the Dallas Childr ens' Hospital and the wing in which the sorority's 
fundraising monies helped build and support. 

on campus and in the community. "Sigma 
Serves Children Week" includes a variety of 
fundraisers to which the proceeds go towards 
the Dallas Childrens' Hospital. In November 
1988, several members visited the hospital and 
toured the wing that their contributions help 

Around campus, Tri-Sigmas are seen every- 
where. They are found on athletic teams, editors 
of campus publications, on the Student Govern- 
ment Assocation, the Dean's List, fraternity and 
Homecoming courts, as campus recruiters, and 
community volunteers. 

Evidenced in 60 years of success, the Alpha 
Zeta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority 
continues to promote the leadership, service, 
scholarship, and sisterhood, the qualities which 
embody the essence of Greek life. 

Jennifer Walsh 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

While most people were skeptical of early formal 
sorority rush, the idea proved very successful for all 
three sororities. Tri-Sigma welcomed 48 pledges on 
August 23. Having accepted an invitation to join 
Sigma Sigma Sigma, Elizabeth Lindner joins the rest 
of the sorority at its Bid-Day party. 

Living the Qruf^Lift 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 93 

Living the Qntf^Lift 

Row 1: Daniel Bissell, Marshall Sandoz (President), 
Brian Boone, Jon Terry. Row 2: Christine Heirs, Michelle 
Weego, Gwen Aucoin, Margaret Perot, Debbie Naron. Row 
3: John Hooter, Martha Perot, Christine Billon, Kelley 
Robertson, Cynthia Wilson, Julie Duggan. Row 4: Dr. 
Roland Pippen, Morgan Allison, Steve Hernandez, Norris 
Whitford, Brian Nic noils, Mike Leonard. 

Upon accepting a bid from a fraternity, a pledge is given a big-brother, an initiated member that helps 
a pledge through thepledgeship. During this time, the pledge makes a signature paddle for his big-brother. 
Sigma Tau Gamma actives received their paddles from their little- brothers during their Christmas semi- 

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is the last chance for students to have fun before final exams begin. 
Members of Sigma Tau Gamma engage in pre-festival festivities at their house on NSU's Greek Hill. 

94 Sigma Tau Gamma 

Sigma Tau Gamma ... 

50 Years of Brotherhood at 


Sigma Tau Gamma, three words that have 
stood for excellence at Northwestern State Uni- 
versity for the last 60 years. 

The Nu chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma frater- 
nity is commemorating its 60th anniversary in 
1989. Built on the strong principles of value, 
learning, leadership, excellence, benefit and in- 
tegrity, Sig Tau, as it is well known, has strived 
through the years to create a brotherhood that 
exemplifies the six principles on which the fra- 
ternity was founded. Sigma Tau Gamma has and 
always will be the true meaning of the word 
fraternity. B iii Vueicmcn 

Sigma Tau Gamma 

Gathering for one last fling before leaving school 
for the Christmas break, Sigma Tau Gamma frater- 
nity hosts its Christmas semi-formal party. The fra- 
ternity brothers are joined by members of the Sig Tau 
Rose Court. 

Halloween is not just for "trick-or-treating" as 
evidenced by numerous theme parlies in Natchito- 
ches. Sigma Tau Gamma pledges and their pledge- 
trainer gear up for their own version of "Nightmare on 
Greek Hill." 

Sigma Tau Gamma 95 

Brotherhood Based on Individuality 

On January 10, 1899, five students at 
Illinois Wesleyan University drew up the 
first set of regulations for an organization 
whose purpose was "to aid college men in 
their mental, moral, and social develop- 
ment." That organization was later to be 
known as Tau Kappa Epsilon. The founders 
of TKE possessed a desire to establish a 
fraternity where the primary requisites for 
membership would be the personal worth 
and character of the individual rather than 
the wealth, rank, or honor he possessed. 
Since its inception at NSU in 1957, the 
brothers of TKE have strived to uphold these 

"We're proud of the fact that everyone in 
our fraternity is an individual," said Randy 
Ryder, president. "We don't try and make 
our members into anything. That's why our 
brotherhood is so strong; everyone is their 
own person." 

With a full calendar of social events, such 
as the annual Survival Party and spring for- 
mal, not to mention exchanges, the TKE's 
know how to have a good time. 

"While we do have fun, we realize that 
the main priority is school and we try to 
emphasize that," Ryder said. "We also try 
and get our members involved with campus 
activities and we're well represented in 
Intramurals and several campus organiza- 

Burt Perkins 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 

Tau Kappa Epsilon members, pledges and little sisters 
make full use of their house on GreekHill by hosting weekly 

One facet of Greek life is working together to a 
common goal. TKE members exemplify this as they make 
repairs on their fraternity house. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 

Living the Qr&ik^Lift 

96 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

Living the Qreel^Life 


TKE Officers: Scott Warner (Histor), Chris Lee (Treasurer), Shawn A. Bailey (Vice-President), Randy 
Ryder (President), Larry Boyd (Chaplain), Kent Fryar (Secretary), Steve Smith (Pledge Trainer), Chuck 
Bailey (Sgt. at Arms). Members (not pictured): Johnny Dotson, Tony Duplechien, John Miguez, David 
Norton, Chris Pearce, Joe Roy, Mike Sewell, Scott Warner, David Ellis, Joey Holton, Damon Land, Doug 
DuBois, Perry Levet, Shane Erwin, Robert Rushford, Larry Hair, Johnny Warner, Charles Roppolo, 
Burt Perkins, Buck Taylor, John Baten, Mitch Hornsby, Scott Gill, Jeff Sadler, Todd Sewell. Associates 
(not pictured): Brian Harrell, Charles Hollinger m, Buddy Hays, Ronnie Wiggins, John Aguon, Charles 
Upchurch, Danny Schneider, Jeff Dunn, Shawn Britt, Jake Cefolia, Chris Richards, Lance Rainwater, 
Rodney Desoto, Billy Boney, John Wynn Jr. Little Sisters (not pictured): Amber Bacino, Viki Brooks, 
Keitha Broussard, Tracy Fisher, Dena Hickman, Leah Jouban, Angi McCann, Kim McDaniel, Amanda 
Middlebrooks, Karen Middleton, Pam Perkins (Sweetheart), Alice Powell, Stacy Thompson, Carole Smith, 
Jenni Diller, Eunice Sullivan I 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 97 

Theta Chi Proves that=Brotherhood 
Goes Beyond a 
Good Time 

"Theta Chi is the closest thing to what a 
fraternity should be here at NSU - we are no 
drinking club - Theta Chi is a brotherhood," said 
Joel Ebarb, president of the fraternity. During 
the past year, Theta Chi has continued its com- 
mitment to community service and volunteer- 
ism. Several trips to the Louisiana Lions Camp 
for Crippled Children in Leesville, Louisiana 
have resulted in the repair of buildings and 
cleaning-up of the camp by members of the Eta 
Omicron chapter of the national fraternity. As a 
lifetime member of the Lions Club, Theta Chi's 
interest in the welfare of the community extends 
beyond that of other organizations on campus. 
Members of the fraternity instigated a Natchito- 
ches Clean-Up day during the fall semester in 
effort to maintain the city's natural beauty. They 
were also participants in Phi Mu's "Pilgrim 
Prison", by collecting cans of food for local 

The local chapter of Theta Chi was repre- 
sented by three of its brothers at the National 
Convention in August of 1988 in Atlanta, Geor- 
gia. These delegates were the recipients of the 
acclaimed "Key Man" awards. 

Around campus, Theta Chi is represented on 
the NSU Housing staff, the Greek Council by 
President Joel Ebarb, in ROTC, the NSU theatre, 
NSU Rowing Team, KNWD, SAB, and on the 
SGA by Andy Harrison who is serving as vice- 
president of this campus organization. 

In the past year, Theta Chi has sponsored 
exchanges with the sororities on campus, foot- 
bail game parties, a Christmas party, Valentine's 
dance, spring formal and its big-theme party, 
"Caribbean Debauchery." 

Even with this multitude of activities, Then 
Chi continues to play host to both a strong 
brotherhood and social activities. "If you wan! 
to have an opportunity to grow into a better aduit 
Theta Chi is the place to be. We want you to be 
your best," says Kent Labordc, secretary. 

Joel Ebarb 

Theta Chi 

Theta Chi's Big Brother-Little Brother retreat is one of the activities that contributes to the fraternity's 
commitment to brotherhood. 

Living the Qreef^Life 

98 Theta Chi 

Living the Qreef^Life 

One ofTheta Chi's service projects is volunteer work at the Louisiana Lions Camp for Crippled 
Children. Members contribute their time and work by repairing and building cabins on the camp- 
ground in Leesville. 

Row 1: Sarah Robinson, Johnny Cleveland (Vice-President), Kelley Kyle, Joel Ebarb 
(President), Kent Laborde (Secretary), John Hardwick, Stacie Guillory. Row 2: Brian Hanegan, 
Geoff DeWerff, Jeff Daigle, Paul Carter, Brian Joyner, Kenny Guillory, Kevin Roach. Row 3: 
Jeremy Passut, Andy Harrison (Marshal), Jay Krause, Ray Moore, Chuck Cosby, Donald Boyett, 
Tony Means, Charles Cox, Jerry Stevens, Bob Harmon. 

ThetaChi 99 

More than just a sorority 

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Zeta Phi Beta 

"Sisterhood" is the key word to Zeta Phi Beta 
Sorority. Founded on January 16, 1920, the sorority 
has maintained a close bond between members. Five 
coeds on the campus of Howard University in Wash- 
ington, D.C. began the sorority on the precepts of 
scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood. 
From then on, the ideals !hey sought have been passed 
through chapters throughou. the United States, the 
Bahama Islands, West Africa, and West Germany. 

Locally, the Zetas play an active role at NSU. 
Members are involved in Panhellenic, All Greek 
Council, Homecoming Court, NSU Volleyball and 
Track, Intramurals, and Dorm Council. 

Each year the Xi Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta 
sorority have week-long activities to raise money for 
Sickle Cell Anemia. The Zetas have planned a Hug-A- 
Thon as well as a raffle, with the proceeds going to this 

Other community projects include visits to the 
nursing home, a talent show for a needy family in the 
area, and a Halloween party for the Natchitoches Day 
Care Center. 

Zeta Phi Beta is more than just a sorority, it's a 
family that promotes friendship, leadership, growth, 
and most of all, individualism. Zeta Phi Beta ... sisters 

for life! 

Melissa M. Frank 

Zeta Phi Beta 

Excelling in all phases of Greek life, the Zetas once again 
participated in another function: stomping. Besides being known 
for their close sisterhood, the Zetas are also known as Stomp Queens 
at NSU. 

100 Zeia Phi Beta 

Living the Qrttk^Lift 

Living the Qreef^Life 

Members of Xi Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta display their 
favorite Zeta symbol. Row 1: Julia Browder, Melissa Frank (Sec- 
retary), Wyvetta Wade, Trenna Taylor (Vice-President), Joanna 
Bridgewater (Treasurer). Row 2: Sonja Dale (Dean of Probate), 
Lockey Whitaker (President), Colette Jones-Horton (Parliamentar- 

Shown at Panhellenic's Informative Night in the Fall 
of J 988, the Zeta's display was the topic of most conver- 
sations. The night proved successful as one member of 
each sorority spoke about her sorority and the benefits 
she received by pledging. 

"All in the Family," both the graduate chapter (lota Mu) and undergraduate chapter (Xi Epsilon) 
were all smiles at the Zeta rush party. 

Zeta Phi Beta 101 

I Pledj^Mfegiancen: 

Students Take On 

Responsibility and Commitment 

When Pledging a Greek Organization 

Many things have changed since the be- 
ginning of Greek life and Greek organiza- 
tions at Northwestern State. One element 
remaining constant is the brother- and sis- 
terhood within each fraternity and sorority. 

Insuring the maintenance of this element 
are pledges. While some students are hesi- 
tant about affiliating with a Greek organiza- 
tion, many make the choice, realizing the 
potential and rewards only after joining. 
Committing to an individual fraternity or 
sorority involves more than attendance at 
social functions. The role of a pledge in- 
cludes learning about the organization's 
standards, history, and role on campus. From 
this, each pledge is expected to participate in 
these factions of the Greek system. Pledges 
are found on Intramural playing fields, con- 
ducting campus service projects and at regu- 
lar study hall sessions. 

While each fraternity and sorority has a 
common goal of brotherhood and sister- 
hood, each is an individual entity with its 
own traditions and activities andeven pledge- 
education program. Kappa Alpha and Kappa 
Sigma fraternities annually sponsor Big- 
Brolher/Little Brother camp-outs during 
which pledges are given an opportunity to 
spend time with their fraternity brothers. 
Sigma Kappa pledges select a lodge-im- 
provement project every year. Pledges are 
responsible for raising funds and complet- 
ing the project. Tri-Sigma sorority pledges 
sponsor Harvest Dance for the entire chap- 

What each pledge receives from their re- 
spective organization is parallel to their input 
and commitment. Sucess and reward are de- 
termined by personal achievement. 






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While a pledge-period is centered around the individual's learning the history and scope of a Greek 
organization, there is still time for fun. Kappa Sigma pledges join the active members for Northwestern's 
Homecoming football game. 

"The reason I pledged TKE is because of 
the strong sense of brotherhood they have. 
There's nothing they wouldn't do for each 
other and I liked that. Plus, the TKE's are 
really down-to-earth; they don't try and put 
on a front; they just act like themselves. 

"Being a pledge was on the highlights of 
my college years. My pledge brothers and I 
had a great time learning about the ways of 
the fraternity and getting to know each other. 
The friends I made in TKE are the friends 
I'll have for life." 

Burt Perkins 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 
Pledge - Fall 1988 

Living the Qreef^Life 

"Tri-Sigma' s pledge program is the be- 
ginning of a way of life and a commitment 
to that way of life. 

"Although Tri-Sigma has many purposes 
in its pledge program, I believe the ultimate 
goal is to build strong bonds between each 
sister. Being a pledge has been the most im- 
portantpartofmycollegelifesofar. Through 
Tri-Sigma I have gained 50 best-friends and 
sisters, made countless memories, learned 
about sharing, lost numerous hours of sleep 
and best of all, opened my heart and life to 
it all. 

"As a pledge I learned about the history 
of Tri-Sigma. I learned how to better my 
chapter through my actions. I also devel 
oped a deep respect for Tri-Sigma and what 
it stands for. 

"We pledges worked to raise money foi 
our annual Harvest Dance. We raised $2000 
through raffles and car washes and had fun 
in doing so." 

Shelly Benson 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Pledge - Fall 1988 

102 Pledge Programs 

Living the Qrttf^Lift 

"Being a Phi Mu pledge made my first 
semester at NSU great. I soon became close 
to all of my pledge sisters. It is the best 
feeling in the world knowing that you have 
so many sisters to turn to. 

"My pledge sisters do a lot together. But 
the first big thing we did was prepare for 
Grub. That was one of the best nights of the 
whole semester. Of course the fraternity ex- 
changes were fun too. I think it's great to get 
to know all the other Greek organizations on 

Kristen Hicks 


Pledge - Fall 1988 

"I enjoyed my semester as a Kappa Alpha 
pledge, although it involved more than I 
expected. Pledge class and study hall helped 
me learn about what Kappa Alpha Order 
really stands for, and it gives me pride in 
being an active. Of course, the parties are 
great and winning the championship in 
football and volleyball was awesome!" 
Chris Carter 
Kappa Alpha 
Pledge -Fall 1988 

Tau Kappa Epsilons John Taylor, Tony Duplechien, Burt Perkins and Brian Harrell get ready for one of the 

fraternity's many social activities. \ 

Tri-Sigma pledges Elizabeth McDavid and Gloria Doll carve pumpkins for decorations for the sorority's Harvest 
Dance. The dance is an annual pledge project which involves the girls in the planning, fundraising, decorating and 
the dreaded 2a.m. cleanup. 

Pledge Programs 103 

EctrlV RllSh ... Administrative mandate 

draws mixed reviews - among Greeks 

Greek excitement on campus began early 
this year at Northwestern as formal fall rush was 
scheduled a week earlier than in previous years. 

The reasoning behind the change was that 
most major colleges perform formal fall rush a 
week before classes begin. This gives Greeks and 
Rushees an entire week of activities concentrat- 
ing on Greek life before class starts. The admini- 
stration at Northwestern believed that the switch 
to an early rush would allow the Greek organiza- 
tions to better compete with other schools and 
have sufficient time to plan and execute their rush 

The change received mixed reviews among 
the fraternities. The main objection of early rush 
was the number of men participating. "It hurt us 
to have an early rush because we have a small 
school. Later on, three years from now, rush 
might start working this way but right now, it is 
not, and it's hurting us," said Shawn Bailey, vice- 
president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 

On the up side, the qualities and motives of 
the rushees were quite evident. According to 
Randy Crow, president of Kappa Alpha Order, 
"Early rush separated the guys that were really 
interested in the Greeks, and allowed us to meet 
them on a more personal basis." 

The sororities were very positive about the 
fall rush schedule change. 

Kim Wilson, president of Phi Mu fraternity, 
credited Panhellenic for the success of an early 
fall rush. "Panhellenic worked very hard to 
recruit girls who were interested in sorority life 
from the beginning," said Wilson. 

"Formal fall rush was a complete success. 
The early date allowed us to give 100 percent to 
rush without any outside interferences. We could 
not have had a better rush," said Laurie LeBIanc, 
membership rush director of Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Tina Anderson, Sigma Kappa sorority, 
summed up rush with the Greek spirit by saying, 
"Rush has been a great success. We have gained 
new sisters and strengthened the bonds within our 

104 Early Rush 

While waiting in the Sabine lobby, rush counselors Michelle Weego and Liz Bonnette 
organize their group of rushees before walking up to Greek Hill for the sorority parties. Two- 
hundred girls responded to Northwestern's early formal rush, surpassing the expectations of most 
Greek members. 

While early formal fraternity rush did not draw as many rushees as did sorority rush, each 
fraternity fared with successful rushes. Kappa Alpha member Damian Domingue points out 
several of his fraternity brothers' accomplishments in both the Greek system and university to 
rushees Alex Karst and Chad Berry. 

The policy of early rush was not the only change for Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority this year. 
Converting their house into a cabin and their front lawn into a forest, Tri-Sigma provided rushees 
with its rendition of Camp Sigma. Phi Mu introduced "A Chorus Line" as its new party and Sigma 
Kappa sorority added a party carrying the theme of "Hard Rock Cafe." 

Living the Qreefc^Lift 

Living the 


Making the switch in the Underwear 
Race, Phi Beta Sigmas vie for first in the 
field events for Greek Week. 

Sigma Kappa Michelle We ego sa- 
vors yet another piece of pizza at the 
Greek Week awards presentation held 
at the Rec Complex. 

Teamwork was the key to success for 
the Kappa Sigmas as Scott Haley and 
Mark Oberle assist Joe Robertson in a 
relay race. 

106 Greek Week 

Let the Games Begin 

with Panhellenic and IFCs 
"A Race of Excellence" in 

Greek Week 


he meeting place for ancient greeks was the Acropolis, but Greeks at NSU met on 
the playing field during the spring for "A Race of Excellence." Engaging three sororities and 
six fraternities in various competitions, Greek Week sponsors, IFC and Panhellenic, empha 
sized unity as a driving force in Greek life. 

Activities included relay races, stomps and skits, a swim and track meet, and a scavanger 
hunt. Each event carried a point value which added up to determine the overall winners. 

Greek Week ended as the sororities and fraternities met at the Rcc Complex for a pizza 
and beer party and award ceremony. Because each group knew the scores were close, 
anticipation was great. Phi Mu and Tau Kappa Epsilon captured the fust place trophies. 

Awards were also given to the 1988 Greek God, Jimmie McCormick, and Goddess, 
Stacey Clevela nd as well as to the Greek Man of the Year, Dan Dupre, and Greek Woman 
of the Year, Mary Miller. 

Panhellenic President Cindy Wilson said "It was a lot of work putting 
Greek Week together but the results were incredible. The Greeks came 
together to work and play, emphasizing the true point of Greek life." 

Competition knew no limits as Phi Mu Sheree Cox and Tri-Sigma Debbie 
Francis raced to empty the baby bottle before the other. 

Kappa Alpha members David Lambert, Darrell Heck, and Randy Crow 
proudly show-off their trophy for placing second in Greek Week activities. 

Greek Week 107 

Despite impending deadlines, 
Potpourri still makes mark 

"Where are those pictures?" 

"These proofs need to be corrected and 
mailed — today." 

"It's 10 o'clock already? I've got a test 
tomorrow and I haven't even started these pages!" 

"I think I'll take a desk job next semester." 

"Anybody got some Alka-Seltzer?" 

These and many other phrases can be heard 
daily around the office of the Potpourri, 
North western's yearbook. The reason for these 
cries of anguish can be boiled down to one word: 

Since the Potpourri'scoverage ranges from 
March to March, there is no lag time between the 
constant deadlines, even though most everyone 
acts as if there were plenty of free time. The usual 
temptation is to "let it go until next week," but 
when that mailing date looms ominously over the 
staff, many late and sleepless nights are bound to 

It is hard balancing schoolwork and year- 
book pages at the same time, but it has been done 
before. "You've got to work out a system to 
manage your time," says Academics Editor Van 
Reed. "When I know I've got a lot to pages to do 
plus my classes, I work out a time sheet of what 
I'm going to do at what time and it usually 

But when time begins to run out and the 
number of pages left to complete seems to get 
larger and larger, Potpourri staffers take a walk 
on the wild side as deadline fever sets in. Pledges 

of job transfers for next semester can be heard 
ringing throughout the room. Impromptu lip- 
sync concerts while checking proofs, quick trips 
outside the office to scope out the real world, and 
Christmas Festival dance demonstrations are just 
some of the many events which result from over- 
worked minds and bodies. 

Deadlines do strange things to people, but 
often induce creativity in both work and play. 
Several eye-catching yearbook spreads have been 
whipped out under pressure of that impending 
mail date. Sculptures of art wax have suddenly 
sprung up in odd places and numerous repairs 
were made to the ancient stereo/8-track player in 
the layout room. 

While not working on their pages, Reed and 
Potpourri staffer H. Scott Jolley came up with an 
inventive parody of both the yearbook staff and a 
classic movie. The Adviser ofOz spared no one 
with its in-jokes and musical lyrics lifted from the 
movie. It was a hot seller around the office, 
making nifty Christmas gifts, but others not on the 
staff who read it were somewhat mystified. 

But all this hard work and emotional dis- 
tress has a good side, especially when the pages 
are in the mail and ready to be printed. "Even 
though those who work on the Potpourri com- 
plain a lot and have to spend holidays and week- 
ends up here," says Editor Tina Dutile, "it does 
give you a certain sense of satisfaction to know 
you've contributed to the yearbook, something 
that the students at Northwestern enjoy." 

Potpourri, Row 1 : Academics Editor Van Reed; 
Row 2: Jemi LaHaye, Sports Editor Jason Oldham, 
Editor Tina Dutile, Managing Editor Jennifer Walsh, 
Jennifer Roy; Row 3: Student Life Editor Charlotte . 
R ush , Community/ Index Editor Da wn Morris, H.Scott 
Jolley, Gladys Rush. 

108 Potpourri 

Pushing those fevered brains to the point of no return, Individuals Editor J anelle Ainsworth and Academics 
Editor Van Reed try to make their creative layout work on the computer. 

I I 
Spending time away from the depths of the darkroom, Potpourri photographers Tim Johnson, Glen 
Moorman, and Robert Rougeau take a tension-breaking ride at McDonald' sPlayland as staffers H. Scott Jolley, 
Charlotte Rush, Van Reed, and Gladys Rush think about deadlines. Unable to make it to Micky D's is 
photographer Randy Jones. 

Making the world safe once again, 'Tommy's 

fingels" stake out Shreveport's Market Street for any 

'delinquent staffers. Between deadlines, Potpourri Editor 

JTina Dutile and Managing Editor Jennifer Walsh 

keep the peace after the 1988 State Fair. 

Potpourri 109 

"We deserve a break tonight... 


A night in the life of the Current Sauce \ 

It's Monday night and the Current Sauce 
staff is once again burning the midnight oil. What 
goes on behind the doors of the hard drive room? 
Take a look inside Northwestern 's newspaper: 

2 p.m. — Monday afternoon and classes are 
over, but the work is just beginning for Sonya 
Rigaud, Editor of the Current Sauce. She begins 
her long day's journey into night by typing in the 
articles that will be printed in the next day's 
Sauce. Doing as much as they can to help her out, 
staff members type in their own stories and sub- 
missions from the News Bureau. 

3 p.m . — Rigaud prepares the paste-up pages 
by working with Allen Evans, the Advertising 
Manager, placing that week's ads on the pages. 
All the advertising must be ready before any copy 
or pictures can be laid out, so Rigaud, along with 
Managing Editor Michelle Weego, tries to get 
this done as soon as possible. 

4 p.m. — All work and no play makes the 
Current Sauce staff very dull, so it's time for a 
break. The editor and several other staffers head 
out into the hall for a Coke and a snack. During 
this time, the day's events are discussed and 
decisions are made concerning the paper. This 
break has been known to last from anywhere from 
15 minutes to an entire hour. Efficiency at its 

5 p.m. — After the majority of the stories 
have been transferred from handwritten scraps of 
paper to a data disk, they are printed out in neat 
columns of letter-perfect type, ready to be waxed 
and pasted down. This can cause some confusion 
when columns of copy get mixed up, resulting in 
such interesting sentences as "This Saturday the 
NSU Demons will play Dr. Robert Alost, presi- 
dent of Northwestern." At this point, the staff 
usually takes another break. 

6 p.m. — Delirium starts to affect produc- 
tivity at about this time of the evening. Rigaud is 
still placing down stories, but the staff's minds 
begin to wander. Anything can set the workers 
into hysterics: a misplaced word, a picture that 
just does not seem quite right, or the appearance 
of campus security. Even being jabbed in the 
hand with an X-Acto knife seems funny when 
this mood sets in. Time for another break. 

7 p.m. — By now staffers are being bom- 

Finally understanding one of Cartoonist Evan 
Taylor's cartoons at first glance, Editor Sonya Ri- 
gaud shares the joke with Managing Editor Michelle 
Weego, Staff Writer Karen Engeron, and Taylor. 

barded by a thick Cajun accent demanding, "Y 'all 
git ta work, now!" usually followed by assorted 
rantings and off-color remarks. This does no 
good, though, because all it achieves is forcing 
the staff into another round of laughter. Rigaud 
usually gets disgusted and takes a break. The 
staff, not wanting to feel left out, follows her into 
the hall. 

| 8 p.m. — Believe it or not, work has actually 
gotten done. One or two pages are done and most 
of the others have something on them. Someone 
is on one computer struggling to get the editorials 
to fit in their proper places, while on the other 
terminal someone is inevitably printing out the 
stories that were either forgotten, lost or mangled. 
There is no break this hour because things are 
actually getting done. 

I 9 p.m. — Most of this hour is a lost cause. 
The staff starts moaning and groaning, longing 
for their beds. Often and for no apparent reason, 
Weego curls up in a fetal position, remaining 
motionless for about an hour or so. Her mouth 
agape, Rigaud can be seen for minutes on end 
staring blanking into space, contemplating mass 
murder. Breaks are inevitable and numerous. 
10 p.m. — See 9 p.m. 

11 p.m. — Right about now, declarations of 
"Let's get this thing out by midnight!" can be 
heard ringing throughout the rooms. Translated 
into laymen's terms, this means, "Hopefully we'll 
get out of here by daybreak!" Rigaud takes the 
pages, hands them to a random staffer and says 
calmly, "Headline," as she is noted for her inabil- 
ity to get along with them. Weego stretches like a 
newborn baby from her impromptu nap and offers 
to go on a food run. Guess what's next. 

Midnight — God bless KNWD, because it's 
the only station that the ancient radio in the layout 
room can pick up with any kind of clarity. The 
Sauce staff is probably the only thing that keeps 
DJ Rick-n-Roll awake on Monday nights as they 
constantly call in goofy dedications. The red for 
pictures is cut and pasted down, waiting for some 
unwitting, unlucky staffer to crop and percentage 
the photos. By now, breaks are redundant, but 
they are taken anyway. 

1 a.m. — If things go as they "usually" do, 
the darned thing is done and is ready to be taken 
to the Natchitoches Times for printing at 8 a.m. If 
it is not done by this time, what happens after 1 
a.m. should not really be published in a respect- 
able yearbook. 

110 Current Sauce 

Sorting through the ad morgue, Advertising Manager 
Allen Evans prepares that week's ads for layout. 

Diligently cutting stories for paste-up, Staff Writer 
Elizabeth McDavid tries to estimate the hours she 
will gel on her student worker paycheck. McDavid 
was one of many staffers who chose the Current S auce 
as their work study program. 

"Tim, you did it wrong- -again." Michelle Weego, 
Managing Editor, reprimands Photographer Tim 
Johnson for a mistake made in the darkroom. 

Current Sauce, Row 1: DeAnna Cochran, Caroline 
Ward, Mindy Beck, A nne Miller; Row 2: Shannon 
J. Greer, Elizabeth McDavid, Editor Sonya Rigaud, 
Managing Editor Michelle Weego, Karen Engeron; 
Row 3: Randy Jones, Chris McGee, Tim Johnson, 
Ray Moore, H. Scott Jolley, Brian McPhearson. 

Current Sauce 111 

KNWD Management Regulates 
Airwaves for Professional ■ 

Sound m 

Having moved into its new studio in South 
Hall, KNWD is steadily moving towards a more 
professional-looking and sounding station. In 
previous years DJ.'s have been regulated in their 
music by a standard format but according to 
station manager Scot Jenkins this format was 
never stricUy followed. 

But days of haphazard radio announcers at 
KNWD are over. Jenkins, along with Rick Pierce 
and Bill Schneider, has regulated the airwaves to 
conform with the album -oriented rock format. 
While not all of the announcers agree with the 
management's decision, Jenkins says that the 
response received since KNWD has tightened up 
has been very positive. 

KNWD is truly heading in the direction of 
becoming a professional operation. Jenkins says 
that "while we cannot be a commercial station, 
our eventual goal is to at least sound like one." 

With the idea of there being a greater audience 
for AOR than any other type of music, the man- 
agement team at KNWD has programmed the 
station to strictly follow a rock format. Jenkins, 
Pierce and Schneider have make KNWD's sound 
more consistent by adhering to the AOR format. 
Their eventual goal is for the campus radio station 
to maintain a college sound but the image of a 
professional station. 

Row 1: Madelyn Boudreau, Andrea 
Thomas, Jennifer Walsh. Row 2: Brian 
McPhearson, Chris Williams, Holly Gaspard. 
Row 3: Jeff Zeringue, Mike Bates, Rusty 
Burlingame, Nicole Candell, Rabbit, Troy 
McKay, Chuck Allen, Scot Jenkins, Don 
Williams, Johnnie Rhodes, Jon Terry, Carter 

"Once the DJ.'s have found their niche on the 
radio, the station has a good consistent sound but 
it's hard to maintain this because new faces show 
up every semester" says Schneider, personnel 
director. What is the attraction of being a radio 
announcer? Andrea Thomas and Jennifer Walsh, 
Jayna and Zayna of The Wonder Twins, began 
their show The Eclectic Hours, in the fall of 1987 
because, "it was something that had intrigued 
both of us and it provided us with an opportunity 
to get practical experience as well as have fun" 
says Thomas. 

| Despite the adherence to the AOR format, 
DJ.'s find ways to make their shows reflect their 
personalities. The Wonder Twins include 
"Wonder Twin Activation," "Singin' With the 
Twins" and "Top 11 Lists" into their shows. 
Marshall Carll, Birdman, and Sean Mayfield, 
Poker, have theme shows during which every 
song played corresponds with that evening's 

Even with such diversity, KNWD has become 
a more professionally-run station. Music director 
Rick Pierce believes that this can be attributed to 
the fact that KNWD offers listeners something 
they cannot get in this area. Oneofthegoalsofthe 
station is to "find good rock and roll that's ob- 
scure and that people wouldn't hear unless they 
listen to KNWD" said Pierce. 
I I 

112 KNWD 




Despite the additional responsibility carried with the position of being KNWD's Station Manager, Scot 
Jenkins continues to air his specialty show, Power Trax every Thursday night. As a specialty show, Jenkins 
does not have to follow the AOR format and keeps his show based on heavy metal music. Specialty shows 
are one of the station's ways of pleasing listeners with varied musical tastes. 

Preparing to go on the air, Marshall Carll and Sean May field, known as The Birdman and Poker at 
KNWD, check the levels of output to insure voice and music modulation. 

Known for their radio antics and Wonder Twin Activation, Top 11 Lists, Singin With the Twins, and 
favorite T.V. quotes, Jennifer Walsh and Andrea Thomas (Zayna andJayna of the Wonder Twins) make 
their show as fun and professional sounding as possible. Walsh attests that "there is a fine line between 
getting-away with a stunt and pulling something off. Most of the time we find success with our offbeat 
features; when we don't, we just laugh at ourselves and start another song." 

KNWD 113 

More than just a class 

ROTC provides adventure, future 

Many students just attend Northwestern 
without a purpose; they do not look for opportu- 
nities to advance themselves beyond their classes. 
But some at NSU choose to take another path, the 
path to a career — the United States Army Re- 
serve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). 

ROTC provides students with leadership 
training that they could not obtain in an ordinary 
classroom. Those who are in NSU ROTC not 
only take military science courses but participate 
in challenging exercises that teach them the skills 
necessary to become an officer in the Army. 

What are these skills? According to Second 
Lieutenant Greg Jolley, an enrollment officer 
who recently graduated from Northwestern and 
was commissioned as an Army officer, "ROTC 
gives them leadership in various ways, such as 
Adventure Training, where students get the chance 
to learn the finer points of physical fitness, 
mountaineering, land navigation, rappelling, and 
the opportunity to lead others." 

Once a student joins ROTC and completes 
the four-year program, he has a choice as to his 
career options. "He can go directly into the Army 
as a commissioned officer, or he can enter the 
Army Reserves or the National Guard," said 
Jolley. Upon graduating from the program, the 
student will be commissioned a second lieutenant 
and may choose either reserve or active status. 

| One of the main things that ROTC provides 
is experience, said Jolley. "Look at your basic 
junior executive, fresh out of college, but without 
experience. He can't go and ask IBM for $1400 
take home pay per month, free dental care, or free 
moving expenses across the country or world." 
However, if someone had been through the Army's 
program, they can get these benefits because of 
the extensive experience given to them in ROTC. 
"Even if a person does not decide to go into the 
Army, experience is what businesses and compa- 
nies are looking for," Jolley said. 

Some of these experiences include training 

in Air Assault and Ranger schools, specialized 
computer and electronic courses that allow hands- 
on training, and numerous other leadership op- 
portunities. The Military Science classes at NSU 
also provide students with the leadership skills 
without incurring any military obligation. Only 
those students who are junior and senior classifi- 
cation are obliged to military service. 

Students who want to join in this program 
can also compete for four, three, and two-year 
ROTC scholarships which pays full tuition, fees, 
books, costs, and $100 a month. Many students 
have joined the ranks of NSU ROTC and have 
started on the road to a successful career. 

Telling him the proper way to lead his men, an officer 
gives Second Lieutenant Greg Jolley an operations 
order at a Field Training Exericse at Camp Beaure- 

* * ■ » * 

114 ROTC 

At a Demon Field Training Exercise, Lieutenant 
Brad Smith and cadet demonstrate the correct pro 
cedurefor setting up a rope bridge. 

Cadet Major Tom Logan and fellow officer instruct 
a group of Junior ROTC cadets in land navigation by 
use of terrain. 

ROTC 115 


• • 

Campus Literary 

Magazine Spotlights Student Creativity 

Argus, NSU's literary magazine, that is 
published yearly by the students of North- 
western is an outlet for the creative works, 
both literary and artistic. 

1988 was the tenth anniversary of the or- 
ganization that was founded by former stu- 
dent Chris Pickering. Since 1978, Argus has 
published many drawings and creative writ- 
ing samples composed by Northwestern 

Argus entries are judged by the faculty in 
NSU's English Department The winning 
submissions are both published in the final 
printing of the magazine each year and are 
also recognized at an awards presentation. 


Argus staff member Holly Cope and assistant editor Madelyn Boudreaux 

spent many hours in the publications computer lab compiling poems, short 
stories, and other works of fiction for Northwestern's literary magazine. 

116 ARGUS 


Amid Controvers y, | 

The Kitsch: The College Carrion 


Surfaces With Credibility as the 
Scholars' College Open Media Forum 

Surrounded by outraged NSU students, fac- 
ulty and even the Current Sauce staff after only 
its first issue. The Kitsch: The College Carrion 
was well on its way to being established as the 
Scholars' College open forum tabloid. As an 
"underground" publication, The Kitsch (a term 
borrowed from Milan Kundera's The Unbear- 
able Lightness of Being , text for the Contempo- 

rary Writing course in LSC) received no univer- 
sity funding, input nor censorship. Originally 
named The College Clarion under the direction 
of Scholars' College students Rob Kelty and 
Wayne Self, the name changed when students 
realized that such a conservative name was not 
appropriate to the satire the paper highlighted. 
Those students writing for the paper had no inten- 
tion of taking themselves serious and did not 
want to air any pretensions of being a "real 
paper." The KitschfThe Carrion began produc- 
tion in full force under the leadership of LSC 
student Kate Nance. 

The paper serves as a partisan forum, wel- 
coming any student's submission on any topic. It 
is now standard procedure that articles bear only 
pen-names although the ghost writers are for- 
ward about their work. The Kitsch is published 
on a biweekly basis and is funded by student con- 
tributions and now a benefactor who covers the 
$40-60 cost of printing. 

While The Kitsch is directed towards the 
Scholars' College community, it is in no way 
limited to such. Submissions are welcomed from 
any student or faculty member in both the LSC 
and NSU programs. Controversy surrounded 
the first several issues of the publication as it was 
neither "professional" nor university approved. 
But the free spirits, controversial topics, opposi- 
tion and notoriety continued. 

The Kitsch is back under the direction of 
Wayne Self who believes that differences be- 
tween his paper and the Current Sauce he in that 
The Kitsch addresses more problems and contin- 

ues to do so until such is rectified. The paper has 
seen results of their work through a change in at- 
titude with the Louisiana School resident advis- 
ers, increased attention and information to and 
from Dr. Alost and that the administration knows 
that they are under the scrutinizing eye of many 

Self is perceptive to the fact that creative and 
energetic staff members are always needed to 
take the reigns of the paper. For awhile, the paper 
consisted completely of editorials but is moving 
towards journalistically written pieces. Despite 
this professional attitude, The Kitsch remains an 
"underground" publication that is based on satire 
and irony within the Scholars' College, the uni- 
versity, the community and life in itself. While 
its first year was spent amid much controversy, 
the paper remains a student forum that is slowly 
gaining credibility. 

Rowl: Charlotte Holmes, Wayne Self, John Parker, Kathleen Bobbit. Row 2: John 
Voorhees, Kate Nance. 

Evan Taylor, staff member o/The Kitsch: The College Carrion checks over his submission 
to the "underground" publication while Sean Clifford proofs the work of Wesley Guillory. 

The Kitsch 117 

Shre vepor t Organizations 

Provide Opportunities 
at Warrington Campus 

Northwestem's Nursing Center, located 
on the Warrington Campus in Shreveport, ac- 
commodates 1 ,032 students. Many of these are 
involved in the campus' five organizations: 
Warrington Campus Council , S igma Rho Theta, 
Student Nursing Association, Purple Jackets, 
and ADOS. As an extension of the Natchito- 
ches campus, Warrington offers these honorary 
and professional organizations for the Nursing 


Associate Degree Students of Shreveport 

Left Group: Glenda Weaver, Rita Patterson, 
Kathy Spitzer, Susan Lang. Middle Group: Janet 
Bouc, Charla Mathues, Beckie Rose, Sheryl 
Chamberlain, Valerie Willis. Right Group: Tammy 
Quails (Secretary), Georgia Johnson (President), 
Ranisha Sepulvado, Nancy Smith (Vice-President). 

Warrington Campus Council 

Row 1: Lee Mclntyre (Treasurer), Tonia Digirolamo (President), Gina Di Maria (Vice-President), 
Andrea Gauthier (Secretary). Row 2: Mel Matriano-Lim, Denise Myers, Liz Jarvis, Kelli Sanders, 
Carmen Roberts, Annetta Anderson, Bronagh McLaughlin, Christy Brown, Tim Murphrey. 

118 Shre jeport Organizations 


Purple Jackets 

Student Nurses Association 

Tessia Lee, Mary Mayo, Turyla Balentine, Elaine Burleigh, Liz Jarvis, Gail 
jlabinowitz, Diane Reiland, Carmen Roberts. 

Row 1: Susan Laing, Brenda Fulton, Elsie Whitstine (Secretary), 
Andrea Gauthier (Vice-President), Elaine Burleigh (President), Mrs. Oberle 
(Adviser). Row 2: Tim Murphrey, Christy Brown, Kelli Sanders (Treas- 
urer). Row 3: Rita Patterson, Mel Matriano, Paula Smith, Ranisha 
Sepulvado. Row 4: Beckie Rose, Sherry Tabor. 

Row 1: Melinda Vincik, Cynthia McClung, 
Lesseley Deshotels, Alina Jean Rasco, Tammy 
Conly, James Quarles. Row 2: Edmond Salassi, 
Tonya Fuller, Natalie Moore, Rosie George, 
Karen Hopper, Jue Wang, Stephanie Ward. 

Shreveport Organizations H9 

Alpha Kappa Delta 

Honor society for sociology majors with a 
grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Row 1 : Kerry Vlnce Mondello (Vice-President), 
Betty Hoffman (President), Mike Bush (Secretary). 
Row 2: Dr. Roland Pippin (Adviser), Randall Pleas- 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

National honor society recognizing women 
who obtain a minimum cumulative grade point 
average of 3.5 their freshman year. 

Row 1: Shanda Florane, Jennifer Walsh, Yvette 
Dunn, Lisa Ward (Treasurer). Row 2: Mary 
Applegate, Kelley Kyle, Kelley Robertson, Melissa 
M. Frank. 

Anthropology Club 

Organization promoting the field of anthro- 

Row 1: Melissa M. Frank (Secretary), Cindy 
Affeltranger, Jeanette Jolly (President), Candace 
Basco . Row 2 Randall Pleasant , R ickey Woodward, 
Darryl Pleasant, Robert P. Alford. 

120 Organizations 

Beta Gamma Psi 

Professional organization for accounting stu- 
dents maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 in 
all major-related classes. 

Row 1: Rose Mary Jacob (Reporter), Judith 
Broadway (President), Tana Jeansonne (Treasurer), 
Tommy Home, Anthony T. LaCour Jr. (Vice- 
President), Kenny Knotts, Dan Byelick . 


An organization open to all students, the Baptist 
Student Union sponsors activities to promote 
friendship and personal development. 

Row 1: Elizabeth Haworth , Tammy Powell, 
Thad Bostick, Lori McGee. Row 2: Joyce Roberts, 
Kristi Winders , Daren Haymon.Melvin LeCompte, 
Hartwell Rice, Ronnie Wise, Ken Jones. Row 3: 
Myra Gulledge (Director), Michele McKenzie, 
Christy Ackerson (Vice-President), Pansy Kennedy, 
Vanessa Aymond , Shane West , Chris McGee. Row 
3: Lee Coriell, Bradley Ford, Morris Sasser, Har- 
riet Haskens, Steve A. Lewis, Jeffrey Snow, Pam 

Blue Key 

A national honor service fraternity with 
membership open to upperclass men with a 
cumulative grade point average of 2.6 and hold- 
ing an office in at least two campus organizations. 

Row 1: Shawn Bailey, Brad Williams (President), 
Shwu-Fen Lee (Sweetheart), Richard Schaffer. Row 
2: Randy Crow, James A. Luck, Irfan Ibrahim, 
Ronald Wise (Secretary). Row 3: Reginald Horton 
(Graduate Adviser), Brian Brown, Carl Preston (Vice- 
President), Chad Wilson. 

Organizations 121 

College Republicans 

An organization that promotes the prin- 
ciples of the Republican party while sponsoring 
voter-registration drives and guest speakers. 

Row 1 : Robert Bennett (Treasurer), Mona Hies- 
tand (Secretary), Clint Person (President), Billy Cran- 
ford (1st Vice-President), Nicki Andrews (2nd Vice- 
President). Row 2: Mel LeCompte, Karen Haymon, 
Donna Zalewski, Karren Bennett, Sheila O'Connor, 
Wendy Walters. Row 3: David Gray, Hartwell 
Rice, Sarah Robinson, Michelle L. Gayer, Jason 
Funderburk, Veronica Lewis, Tara Tietjen, Von 
Klotzbach, Barbara Pax, Randy Jones, Kevin Hatha- 
way, Jerry Grant, Richard Grant. 

Council of Ye Revels 

Organization open to all students interested in 
learning and promoting the Renaissance. 

Row 1: John Lotspeich, David Pye, Brent Bacon, 
Galenda Mathis, Jeanie Bell, Patricia Coffey. Row 2: 
John Cole, Ken Stevens, Miriam Brown, Dr. Joe 
Johnson, Jeff Fischer, Danny Beeson. 


A professional organization, Institute of Elec- 
trical Electronic Engineers offers students major- 
ing in electronics an insight into the field. 

Row 1: Raymond L. Christensen (Faculty 
Sponsor), Jeff French, Thomas L. Bradley Jr., Jen- 
nifer Breaux. Row 2: Mark Russo (Chairman), 
Camille Marroush, Edwin McClung (Vice- 
Chairman), Lucky Sprowl, John D. Shaw. 

122 Organizations 

International Students 

Organization that promotes an understanding 
of the variety of cultures represented on campus. 

Row 1: Katrine Rusle, Jenny Ho, Loan T. Tran, 
Benjamin Larin , Debbie Liga. Row 2: Salvador 
Ernesto Marroquin, Rolando Nerio, Jose David 
Lainez, Camille A. Marroush (President), Carlos 
Castillo, Kittipong Kingngern. Row 3: Syed Ali, 
Luis Bonilla, Jamal Hailouz, Roberto Flores-Gomez, 
Rolando Jacobo . 

Iota Lambda Sigma 

An honorary professional fraternity open to 
students majoring in Vocational Education and 
maintaining a 2.5 grade point average. 

Raymond L. Christensen (Faculty Sponsor), Fern 
B. Christensen, Marvin G. Adams, Tommy 

Kappa Kappa Psi 

An honorary band service fraternity that as- 
sists the band during rehearsals and the football 

Row 1: Richard Scott, Earnest Vinson, Ricky 
Bergeron, Frank Rosamond. Row 2: Vertis Walker, 
Ronald Johnnie, Tom Wallace, Mike Townsend 

(Treasurer), Jay Mitchell, Brad Slay (Vice-President), 
Bill Brent (Sponsor), James Lacombe (President). 

Organizations 123 

Le Cercle Franqais 

Organization promoting the French language 
and culture. 

Row 1 : Leah Luck (Secretary), Mara Rubino, 
Ethan Flynn (President), Camille Marroush (Vice- 
President), Li I liana A. Miller (Treasurer), Juan Di- 
Donato. Row 2: Michelle Van Hook, Dr. Elizabeth 
A. Rubino (Adivser), Sheryl Gill, James A. Luck, 
Rolando Jacobo. Row 3: H. Scott Jolley, Jose David 
Lainez, Ali Syed, Mary Applegate, Jamal Hailsuz. 


NACUS (Northwestern Association of Chil- 
dren Under Six) is an organization open to stu- 
dents majoring in early childhood education. 
Members volunteer their time to assist with the 
childhood development center on campus. 

Row 1: Angela Williams, Pam Anders, Angela 
Land, Laurie Bernard (Treasurer), Virginia Stuch- 
lik (Vice-President/Secretary), Lori Bemont (Presi- 
dent). Row 2: Melissa Womack, Angie Chesson, 
Marsha Bernard (Adviser). 


A professional organization, NAIT (National 
Association of Industrial Technology) is de- 
signed to promote the interest and development of 
Industrial Arts. 

Row 1: Donald Warren Crook (Parliamentarian). 
Robert Waddle, Tracy Reese (Treasurer). Row 2: 
Chad Wilson (President), Dr. Thomas L. Eppler 
(Sponsor), Robert Rash (Secretary), Dwight 
Laurence. Row 3: Paul Oenbrink (Vice-President), 
Steven Faccone. 

124 Organizations 





NSU Demon Batallion 

Composed of students in ROTC, the Demon 
Batallion is involved with learning military skills 
and tactics as well as participating in field training 
and a physical fitness program. 

NSU Rowing Team 

Row 1: Tonia DeBlieux, Dana Under. Liz 
Bonnette, Andrea Thomas, Kent Laborde, Richard 
Scott, Jenny Feltner. Row 2: Peter Rolofs, Christine 
Huffman, Lisa Wolfe (Sponsor), Sarah Robinson, 
Vince Olive, Calvin Cupp, Ricky Bergeron. Row 3: 
Rob Brown, William Winter, Charles Couch, Alli- 
son Conner, Mark Stevens, James Pepersack. 

Phi Alpha Theta 

A history honor society for undergraduates 
with 12 hours of history credits and a grade point 
average of 2.75 and graduates students with a 3.5 
overall average. 

Row 1: Mary Linn Bandaries, Abbie Landry, 
Latisha Fair (Vice-President/Sccrctary), Carole 
Hampshire (President), Shanda Floraine . 

Organizations 125 

Phi Beta Lambda 

Professional organization for students major- 
ing in business and earning at least a 2.0. 

Row 1: Rhonda Nelms (President), James A. 
Luck (Vice-President), Shwu-Fen Lee (Treasurer), 
Melissa Smith, Stacy Kay. Row 2: Wanda Nelms, 
Lisa Ward, Julie Rhymes, Michele Fontenot, Phyl- 
lis Gray, Debbie Liga. Row 3: Kenneth Thompson, 
Susan Sm ith, Doris Sanders, Theresia Arnold, Anita 
Bryant, Margaret Kilcoyne (Adviser), Walter 
Creighton (Adviser), George Howard Jr., Billy 
Stevens, Daren Fontenot, Chris Stone, Carl Preston, 
John E. Rees. 

Phi Kappa Phi 

A national honor society open to upperclass- 
men and graduate students with minimum grade 
point averages of 3.6. 

Carole Smith, Cindy Affeltranger, Judith 
Broadway, Jeanette Jolly . 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

National fraternity for students pursuing a degree 
in music. 

Row 1: Brett Bell, James Lacombe, Jeffrey C. 
Mathews (President), Richard S. Schaffer, Jr. (Vice- 
President), Ronald Johnnie. Row 2 Robert Turchick, 
Reginald Johnnie, Robert Gunn, Thomas E. Wallace 
(Secretary/Treasurer), William W. Wolfe .Daniel Hell- 

126 Organizations 

Psi Chi 

A national honor society that promotes the 
advancement of psychology by encouraging and 
stimulating students about the profession. 

Row 1: Theresa Powell, Fat Monk (Treasure), 
Pam Musgrove, Carole Smith. Row 2: Teri 
Sutherlin, Miriam Brown, Anita Williams, Kelley 
Kyle, Stephen Sivo, Lynne Knight (Secretary), Steve 

Psychology Club 

Organization that promotes the science and 
study of psychology, scholarship and improves 
communication among students interested in the 

Row 1: Pam Musgrove (Secretary), Kelley Kyle 
(Vice-President), Linda Broughton (Treasurer), No- 
elle Howes. Row 2: Danna Pray, Miriam Brown, 
Angie Dennis, Joey Brister. 

Purple Jackets 

An honorary service organization for upper- 
class women who have attained a cumulative aca- 
demic average of at least 2.6. 

Row 1: Melissa K. Canales (Vice-President), 
Cindy Ross (President), Kelley Robertson. Row 2: 
Sonya Rigaud, Leah Luck, Shwu-Fen Lee, Lisa 
Guenther, Kelley Kyle. 

Organizations 127 

Rodeo Club 

A member of the National Intercollegiate 
Rodeo Association, membership in the rodeo 
club enables students to participate in rodeo com- 

Row 1 : Casey Fradella (Adviser), Tina Anderson, 
Pam Scoville, Teri Ivey, Donna Turbeville, Heath 
Norred. Row 2: Richard Cotton, Sharon Vaughan, 
Trina Durham, Wendell Walker, Candy Broom, 
Tracy Hegar (Vice-President). Row 3: Dewayne 
Lofton, Kristy Ryder (President), Debbie Cotton, 
Terry Smith (Secretary), Jeffrey Beautouf. Row 4: 
Michael Bonette, Gary Collins, Paul Quist, Jeff 


A service organization, the Society for the 
Advancement of Management, sponsors activi- 
ties for those students pursuing a degree in man- 

Row 1: Sandra Taylor, Angela Magyoi (President), 
Michele Fontenot, Theresia Arnold (Secretary), 
Monique McGreal, Dennise Altenburger. Row 2: 
Charis Murwadi, Steve Lewis, Troy Murray, Holly 
Gaspard, Rhonda Arthur, Dr. Stephen Elliott 
(Adviser). Row 3: George A. Howard Jr. (Vice- 
President/Treasurer), Kent Mastainich, Rhonda 
Nelms, Melissa Jean, Myrl Dance, Dara Wallace. 

Sigma Delta Chi 

An organization open to students majoring in 
journalism, Sigma Delta Chi promotes the field 
and maintainence of standards of journalism. 

Row 1: H. Scott Jolley (Vice-President), Mich- 
elle Hood (President). Row 2: Marlene < anfield 
(Treasurer), David Antilley, Steve Lewis, Van Rod- 
ney Reed, Leon Lindsey (Adviser). 

128 Organizations 

Tau Beta Sigma 

An honorary band service sorority that pro- 
vides assistance to the band at rehearsals, games 
and makes alterations on costumes. 

Row 1: Sharon Remo, Emily Populus, Mary 
Wood, Bonnie Wallace, Pam Towry. Row 2: Vicki 
Benson, Teri Redmond, Beth Hastings, Ada Weber, 
Chandra Blackston. 

Wesley Foundation 

An extension of the Methodist Church, the 
Wesley Foundation offers students religious, edu- 
cational and social support. 

Row 1: Karissa A. Estes, Kelli Gregg, Terrie L. 
Redman, Kristie Rodregue, Tiffany Lassere. Row 
2: Ryan Horton (Director), Beth Hastings, Mickie 
Townsend (Associate Director), Russell Parkin, 
Pirom Srinual. Row 3: Dustin Vinson, Earnest 
Vinson, Robert Gunn (Secretary/Treasurer), Maxwell 
Barton, Dan Troutman, Frank Rosamond (Presi- 

Young Democrats 

An organization designed to stimulate interest 
in government and promote the ideals and prin- 
ciples of the Democratic Party. 

Row 1: Pete Finn, Karen Patel, Victoria Sims, 
Traci Betz, John Gaye, Lakesha Law, Tammye 
Davis, Henry Dibrell, Melinda Emanuel, Anthony 
Craig (Vice-President). Row 2: Ken Sears (Presi- 
dent), Eliza Br it ta in (Secretary), Steven McCormick, 
Madelyn Boudreaux, Michelle Weego, Lottie 
Holmes, Yolanda Craig, Candace Langton. Row 3: 
Paul Carter, Jay Krause, Jeremy Passut, Nancy 
Manning, Charles Cox, Steve A. Lewis, Robert P. 
Alford, James Harrison, Andy Harrison, Ray Moore, 
Carl Manuel, Ted Nordbrock, Michael McHale. 

Organizations 129 

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Changes in the Sports Information Office: 
Wancho Leaves for Texas, Ireland Takes Over 

Bidding goodbye to Northwestern, the often controversial Tom Wancho left his post as Sports Information Director ora 
February 1 to become the first Director of Public Awareness and Communications for Special Olympics in Austin, Texas. 

Wancho's first time in the media spotlight was when he featured the 1986 Northwestern basketball team in a Natchitoches! 
graveyard with the tide "Resurrected." The guide used macabre jokes and puns in its listings; for example, many of the players' 
statistics were on tombstones. 

After the guide was published, several television stations, mainly from Shreveport, mentioned Wancho's bizarre approach 
to publicizing his team. The 1986 media guide was also featured in Sports Illustrated, as was his next media guide for the Lady 

The 1 987 media guide raised even more controversy when it was released — the Lady Demons wore bunny ears and cotton 
tails on the cover, which was entitled "These Girls Can Play, Boy." That statement, along with suggestive stat listings ("Bust; 
36; Waist: 24; Hips: yes.") and a centerfold of the fully-clothed team, brought complaints of sexism to the Sports Information 

Although Wancho was blasted by USA Today, The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, The Shreveport Times and other! 
newspapers, he does not believe that the guide had a negative effect. "It's a credit to myself and the office," said Wancho, who 
was defended by numerous people on campus, including several Lady Demons and NSU football coach Sam Goodwin. 

"Look at other colleges, Notre Dame and the like," Wancho commented. "They have bigger publications staffs and more 
resources, but we did this. In no way would they be able to do what I've done. No other SID has had two programs in Sports 

Wancho's replacement is Doug Ireland, a 1987 graduate of Northwestern with extensive media experience, including stints 
as Sports Editor of the Current Sauce and the Alexandria Town Talk. Ireland says that "There's a big magnet that keeps pulling 
me back to Natchitoches." That magnet could very well be the recent success of the athletic program along with the positive 
attitude of the university. 

Ireland came to NSU in 1978 as a journalism major but soon was working around the state in various capacities. He took I 
a job at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette as the Assistant Sports Information Director in 1982 then came 
back to Natchitoches and Northwestern to finish school. While working on his degree, Ireland became Sports Editor of The 
Natchitoches Times. 

Coming back to Natchitoches means something special for Ireland. "It's a great place to make lifelong friends and a place 
that offers hands-on experience." 

After receiving his degree, he went back to work for the Town Talk for a few years covering the state college beat. But 
he soon returned to Natchitoches to replace Wancho as NSU's Sports Information Director. 

As the new SID, Ireland has a good feeling about what lies ahead. "Northwestern is a place where there is a great nucleus 
of people and the athletic department is headed for promising days." 

He enjoys having a schedule that allows him time to meet people and work for an up-and-coming athleuc program. Ireland 
especially likes the location of his new job. "Natchitoches is a super place to be and hey, this is home." 

As the first ever Director of Public Aware- 
ness and Communications for Special Olympics 
in Austin, Texas, Tom Wancho's job entails 
publicizing year-round events for the Special 

Before becoming Northwestern' s Sports 
Information Director, Doug Ireland served as 
Sports Editor for the Current Sauce, The Natchi- 
toches Times and the Alexandria Town Talk. 

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Sports 135 

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame; J 988 
Inductees, (left to right) Terry Bradshaw, 
Willie Davenport, Tommy Davis, Paul 
Dietzel, J.R. Richard, Bill Riegel, Lenny 
Fant, Elvin Hayes, Archie Manning, Rod 
Milburn, and Greg Procell. 

Hall of Fame'88: SdJSdSSsu 

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, basketball stars 
Elvin Hayes and Greg Procell, Olympic hurdler Rod Milburn and long-time North- 
east Louisiana University basketball coach Lenny Fant were elected to the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame last Febuary. 

Manning, Hayes, Procell, Milburn and Fant were chosen by a 25-member 
selection committee of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association from scores of 
nominees for Hall of Fame membership, which is considered the state's highest 
honor for sports personalities. 

Manning, the Saints' first round draft choice of 1 97 1 , was Player of the Year and 
Most Valuable Player in the National Football Conference in 1 978 and played in two 
Pro Bowls. Hayes, a Rayville native, was a three time All-American at the 
University of Houston and a first round choice for the NBA in 1968. Hayes played 
16 seasons in the NBA and played in 12 NBA All-Star games. 

Milburn, an All-American hurdler at Southern University, was the Olympic 
Games high hurdle gold medalist in 1972atMunich. In 1970and 1971, Milburn won 
78 straight races and was selected "Most Outstanding Athlete in the World" in 1 97 1 . 
Fant led Northeast for 22 years as head coach. While at NLU, Fant ranked 1 1th 
amoung active Division I coaches in career victories at his retirement. 

Procell, the nation's top high school basketball scorer of all time, had 6,702 
points in four years at Ebarb High. He set a state single game scoring record of 100 
points in 1970. 

Induction ceremonies were held in Natchitoches on June 25 for the 1988 
honorees and for six former athletes and coaches elected to the Hall of Fame last 
year. There was no induction program in 1987 because of scheduling conflicts. 

Inducted along with Milburn, Manning, Fant, Hayes and Procell were former 
Louisiana Tech and NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw, LSU national football 
championship coach Paul Dietzel, major league pitching star J. R. Richard, national 
collegiate basketball scoring champion Bill Riegel, Olympic high hurdles record- 
holder Willie Davenport and the late Tommy Davis, ex-LSU and NFL kicker. 

Membership in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, located in Prather Coliseum 
on the Northwestern State University campus, increased to 1 18 with the induction 
of the 1 1 honorees this year. 

Members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association established the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame to honor the state's outstanding sports figures in 1958, and the 
shrine was moved to Natchitoches in 1971. 

Hall of Fame induction programs in Natchitoches have attracted over the years 
such nationally-acclaimed sports stars as Joe Adcock, Pete Maravich, Billy Cannon, 
John David Crow, Max McGee, Johnny Robinson, Willie Davis, Tommy Mason, 
Mel Parnell, Bob Pettit, Willis Reed, Jerry Stovall, Y.A. Tittle, Jimmy Taylor, Tank 
Younger, Charley McClendon, Ralph Garr, Eddie Robinson, Willie Brown, Tommy 
Casanova, Bert Jones, and Buck Buchanan. 


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Football f 88: 

Demons Crowned 
Southland Champs 

When talking about Northwestern State's 1988 football campaign, one must go back before returning 
to the present. 

NSU head coach Sam Goodwin and his staff readied the most successful collection of Demon football 
players in the last 22 years back in the spring, when a young man's thoughts turn to, uh, football. 

"We had the best spring since I've been here," Goodwin said at the time. And, while he has been 
known to say that following every spring session, this time it was a bit more believable for, despite the 
loss of all-time leading rusher John Stephens to the NFL's New England Patriots, the Demon offense rang 
up point totals like 39, 35, 37, and 45 during spring outings. 

Once things got underway in August, Goodwin and his group realized what they had seen in the spring 
was no fling — these guys were for real. "This is probably the best football team I've had since I've been 
at Northwestern," Goodwin told reporters at the August 14 media day. "I'm very confident — we have a 
chance to be a great football team. I know we are going to be a very good football team. We've got some 
speed at talent. We are not going to be very big up front and we've got some question marks up front. If 
we can answer those, the Demons are going to be hard to handle." 

Goodwin the coach has turned to Goodwin the prophet. Hard to handle, indeed. A nationally ranked 
offense with more weapons than a military division, possessing the ability to strike from long or close 
range, complimented by a swarming defense that upheld tradition, Northwestern State stormed to a 9-2 
record, posting the most wins in Demonland since 1966 and taking the Southland Conference champion- 
ship with a perfect 6-0 mark. 

NSU gave fans a preview of what was around the corner in the season opener against Southwest 
Missouri, trapping the Bears in a 24-8 victory in a contest that was over by the third quarter. A loss to then 
superior Nevada-Reno squad followed before a set of games simply now known as "the streak" took place. 
East Texas was victim number two as the Demons produced 43 points and some 517 yards in total 
offense. The next week brought 571 yards worth of total offense in a 49-21 thrashing of Southwest Texas. 
A previously undefeated McNeese team fell the following week, and Nicholls State lost its ninth in a row 
to the Demons. The streak continued with victories over NLU, Sam Houston, and North Texas State. 

The season boiled down to the final game of the year. Number one ranked Stephen F. Austin carried 
an identical 5-0 record into the showdown. The Demon defense took no prisioners in limiting the 
Lumberjack offense to just 140 yards rushing and 17 points, good enough to hand the Demons a 20-17, 
title-clinching victory. 



Southwest Missouri 

24-8 W [ 


26-35 L* 

East Texas State 

41-13 wl 

Southwest Texas 

49-21 wl 

McNeese State 

25-20 \|l 

Nicholls State 

27-12 11 

Northeast La. 

27-15 wl 

Sam Houston 

49-14 wl 

North Texas 

25-17 wl 

Jackson State 

16-21 L 

Stephen F. Austin 

20-17 W 

Boise State 

22-13 W 


30-38 L 

10 Wins 

3 Losses 

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140 Football 

Preseason Poll 

Division I-AA 
August 22, 1988 

1. Holy Cross 

2. Northeast Louisiana 

3. Appalachian State 
Eastern Kentucky (tie) 

5. North Texas 

6. Georgia Southern 

7. Richmond 

8. Northern Iowa 

9. Idaho 

10. Marshall 

1 1 . Jackson State 

12. Western Illinois 

13. Nicholls State 

14. Maine 

15. Middle Tennessee 

16. James Madison 

17. Western Kentucky 


19. Nevada- Reno 

20. Connecticut 

"BVirvrn att f ft ft • Demons Start Dream 

r UU 1 DALiLi OO • Season with success 

Northwestern gave a glimpse of things to come, gliding over the visiting Southwest Missouri Bears. NSU 
racked up 381 yards of total offense, while the defensive troops limited Southwest Missouri to just 52 yards 
passing and 232 total offense. 

On their first possession of the year, NSU lost the ball via the fumble, but got it back when Andre Carron 
recovered a fumbled punt return on the Bear 18. Paul Frazier made the initial score from 13 yards out at the 
7:38 mark. 

Frazier got the nod again early in the second quarter. This time, his seven yard dash capped NSU's first 
80-yard plus drive of the year, as the Demons went 89 yards in 13 plays. 

Another fumble by Southwest Missouri set up Keith Hodnett's 25 yard field goal, giving the Demons a 
17-0 lead at the half. That field goal gave Hodnett the top spot on NSU's all-time field goal list. 

The fat lady started to warm up after NSU's first possession of the second half, when the Demons motored 
52 yards in eight plays for a 24-0 lead. Rusty Slack connected with Floyd Turner for the 1 3 yard score. 

For the second time in as many weeks, the Demons played an opponent for the first time ever. This next 
one was not as pleasant, however, as the Wolfpack of Nevada-Reno defeated the Demons, 35-26. 

The Wolfpack dominated most of the game. Northwestern tried to rally in the last quarter, but it proved 
to be too late. The Wolfpack of Nevada-Reno sent the Demons back home to play host to East Texas State. 

Northwestern got back on the right foot when they locked up with ETSU. When all was said and done, 
the Demons racked up the most yards in head coach Sam Goodwin's tenure with a total of 517. 

It only took the first quarter for the Demons to garner enough points to win the game, but it is a rule that 
games go four. Scott Stoker hit Al Edwards with a 25 yard strike and Frazier went over from one to give 
the Demons a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. 

It was all Northwestern in the second quarter as well. Keith Hodnett drilled a 37 yard field goal, capping 
an eight play, 66 yard drive. Frazier added a four yard effort at the 6:26 mark as the Demons slowly but surely 
put the game out of reach. 

East Texas State made some adjustments at the half, enough anyway for Mike Trigg to hook up with 
Ronnie Pratter for a 44 yard catch for ETSU's first touchdown. But Northwestern scored on its first 
possession of the second half when Stoker and Orlan Lockhart teamed for a 62 yard touchdown. 

Mike O'Neal scored his first touchdown of the year on a 14 yard blast up the middle, and Hodnett added 
his 1 1th point of the game with a 47 yard field goal. 

ETSU's Johnny Hurndon scored on a 73 yard reception from Trigg to round out the evening's scoring at 

Frazier led the team with 1 22 yards rushing, the second time he topped the team in that department. Stoker 
tossed two touchdown passes enroute to completing five of 17 passes worth a total of 172 yards in the 41- 
13 killing. 

The defense of Northwestern held East Texas to just 80 total yards on the ground and only 272 total yards 
of offense. 

The Demon Option. QB 
Scott Stoker hands the ball to 
fullback Brian Driskell on the 

option play for NSU. 

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h Football f 88: 

NSU Terrorizes Early 
Southland Opponents 

Northwestern started the road to a conference championship at home hosting Southwest Texas State. 
The Demons brought 57 1 yards worth of total offense in the49-2 1 thrashing of Southwest Texas as NS U 
moved to 3-1 and 1-0 in the Southland Conference. 

NS U spread things out a bit as 1 3 different Demons carried the ball, six receivers caught passes, and 
six players got their names in the book under the scoring column. 

Floyd Turner was the first to score points, taking a reverse 23 yards for the TD. But SouthwestTexas' 
Bill Jones tied it all at seven on a 1 3 yard answer. Kenneth DeWitt, playing his first game after missing 
the first three games due to a broken arm suffered in pre-season practice, scored on a ten yard sweep to 
the left side early in the second quarter. Turner made it 21-7 when quarterback Scott Stoker connected 
with the speedster for a 69 yard touchdown pass. 

Bobcat A. J. Johnson followed with an 86 yard kick-off return to bring Southwest Texas State within 
a touchdown at 21-14. But Northwestern responded with a six-play, 74 yard drive that ended when 
Stoker found Orlan Lockhart for a 37 yard touchdown. The Bobcats added their final tally with 54 
seconds remaining after Jones carried to the paydirt from three yards out. 

From then on, nothing but the left side of the scoreboard lit up, as NSU posted three unanswered 
touchdowns, two in the third quarter. Quarterback Gil Galloway ripped through the Bobcat defense for 
a 35 yard touchdown, and Paul Frazicr added a two yarder in the third. Fullback Brian Driskill got his 
first collegiate score at the 13: 19 mark of the fourth quarter, tacking on a six yarder. 

The Demon defense allowed just a pair of Bobcat first downs and 50 yards of total offense in the 
second half, and 186 overall. 

The 49 points were the most for a Demon since 1981 when Northwestern scored 59 against Angelo 
State on September 12. The Demons ripped up 320 stripers on the ground and 25 1 via the airways for 
their season high total of 571 total offensive yards. 

The Demons made it three straight with a 25-20 win over McNeese State, holding off a fourth quarter 
surge by the Cowboys to ice the win. Keith Hodnett opened the scoring with first quarter, 21 yard field 
goal, and Mike O'Neal's one yarded capped a 95 yard, 1 1 play drive that started when NSU's defense 
forced a fumble at the Demon five. O'Neal was the man of the day as he scored twice more before the 
night was through. 

Going into the fourth quarter, the Demons led 25-3. The special teams of Northwestern let down, 
allowing the Cowboys to make a comeback. The defense of Demonland held its ground, however, not 
allowing McNeese to capitalize on two turnovers, late in the game. Northwestern ran out the final 
minute of play to preserve its third straight win and remain undefeated at 2-0 in the Southland 

October 24th Poll 

Division I- AA 

1 . North Texas 

2. Marshall 

3. Western Illinois 

4. Idaho 

5. Western Kentucky 

6. Georgia Southern 

7. Lafayette 

8. Middle Tennessee 

9. Stephen F. Austin 

10. Furman 

11. Appalachian State 

12. Delaware 


14. Eastern Kentucky 

15. Jackson State 

16. Connecticut 

17. Nevada- Reno 

18. The Citadel 

19. Villanova 

20. Williams & Mary 

To the air. Gil Galloway 

cocks to throw for the Demons. 
Galloway completed 556 of his 
passes for the season. 

Just in time. Linebacker 
Freddie Wallace puts a hit on 
the quarterback for Southwest 
Texas just as he throws the ball. 

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Break it. Paul Frazier attempts 
to break free from a tackier as he 
is led by Nick Day. 

The Give. Senior quarterback 
Rusty Slack hands the ball off to 
fullback Pete Ellis. 

K O. Sidney Thissel licks his 
chops as he prepares to dismantle 
an unaware Nichols quarterback. 

144 Football 

October 31st Poll 

Division I-AA 

1. Marshall 

2. Western Illinois 

3. Stephen F. Austin 

4. Idaho 

5. Western Kentucky 

6. Georgia Southern 

7. North Texas 

8. Middle Tennessee 

9. Delaware 

10. Furman 


12. Eastern Kentucky 

13. Jackson State 

14. Connecticut 

15. Villanova 

16. Appalachian State 

17. Boise State 
Lafayette (tie) 

19. The Citadel 

20. Montana 

Football f 88: 

Ninth Wave of NSU 
Rolls Through Season 

Coach Sam Goodwin's Ninth Wave, a nickname for the Demons few people understand, washed up 
Nicholls State for the ninth consecutive year, 27-12. The win kept the Demons winning streak alive as 
the Demons continued to roll through the '88 schedule. 

Northwestern used three Colonel turnovers to tack 17 points on the board. Strong safety Randolph 
Hayes set up Keith Hodnett's 40 yard field goal with his first interception of the year. Hodnett added 
another field goal, this one from 39 yards at the 8:32 mark of the second quarter to make the score 6-0. 
David Chitman set up the next score after picking off a Bobby McDonald pass and returning it 30 yards 
to the Nicholls State 14. Kenneth DeWitt took the honors, going in from 10 yards out giving the Demons 
a 13-0 lead. 

Then came the third quarter, a period in which the Demons enjoyed much success in 1988. For the 
fourth time in six games, NS U scored on its first possession of that quarter. This time it was Floyd Turner, 
who took a reverse hand-off 48 yards for the touchdown. 

It was Turner again late in the third quarter. Sidney Thissel recovered a Jamie Lawson fumble, and 
Turner latched onto a 66-yard pass from Scott Stoker to conclude NSU's scoring. 

The State Fair Game was both old and new for the Demons of '88. It was the 75th time the Demons 
played in the State Fair Classic, but it was the first time NSU faced Northeast Louisiana in the annual 
matchup. It was also the first win in Shreveport for the Demons in the 1980's; the last win was in 1979. 

It did not take the Demons long to show they meant business. Mike O'Neal capped a 74 yard drive 
to start the game with a 2 yard plunge. Keith Hodnett drilled his 42nd straight PAT which gave NSU a 
7-0 lead. 

The rest of the half was lacking in excitement, except for the fact that the Demon defense allowed a 
measly minus five rushing yards in the first half. NLU's only score came after a fake field goal worked 
to perfection when kicker Chris Nowels reached first down territory on a pass from holder Clint Batte- 
ford. The NSU defense held solid, allowing Nowels a 26 yard field goal. 

Kenneth DeWitt opened the second half with a season long 55 yard kick-off return, which set up 
tailback Paul Frazier's 20 yard TD dance. One series later, Mark Mayfield caught the Indians on a blitz, 
taking a 33 yard pass from Scott Stoker for a 24-3 advantage. Hodnett's 20 yard field goal at the start of 
the fourth quarter put NSU up 27-3. 

For the second straight week, the Demon defense limited the opponent to under 100 yards rushing. 
NLU only gained 39 on the ground in the Indians' 27-15 loss. 

Game eight for the Demons proved to be another defeat for the opponent. In the Demons last home 
game, Northwestern racked up 449 yards of offense and blasted to the 49-14 slaughter of Sam Houston 

Football '88: 

Schedule gels tougher, 
So does Northwestern. 

The game against North Texas State no doubt was a big game for the Demons on their way to a shot 
at the conference title, and a possible play-off berth. UNT had been ranked as the top team in the nation 
for six weeks but fell to seventh after a loss to Stephen F. Austin. NSU was the highest it had been in the 
polls all year at 11th. 

One newspaper called it a blowout — literally. The 25 mile-per-hour winds played a big factor in the 
game, with both coaches playing conservatively when looking into the gale force winds. 

Randy Hilliard picked off a Scott Davis pass and scrambled 80 yards to give NSU a first quarter 7- 
3 advantage facing the wind. 

Kenneth DeWitt went in from four yards to give NSU a 1 3-3 lead in the first quarter. NSU made good 
of an Eagle misfortune when Pete Ellis capped a four play, 26 yard drive with a two yard bolt, giving NSU 
a 19-3 advantage. 

Keith Hodnett added a 50 yard field goal to give the Demons a 22-3 lead at the half. The field goal 
gave Hodnett, who had made 51 consecutive PAT's, the all-time scoring record, previously held by the 
late Demon and Kansas City Chief great Joe Delaney with 188 points. Hodnett added a 24 yardcr in the 
third quarter for the Demons final score. 

It took nine weeks, but somebody finally beat the Demons. Jackson State, coming in as the tenth 
ranked team in the nation, defeated the Demons of NSU, 21-16. The non-conference loss at Mississippi 
was the first in nine weeks for the Demons. The loss to Jackson did not hurt the Demons chances of 
accomplishing their goal of a conference championship. 

The next week, however, was the game of the year. 

The goals Northwestern had set at the beginning of the season were standing right across the field at 
Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas. The winner of this game between the Lumberjacks and 
the Demons would get bragging rights of the Southland Conference and possession of Chief Caddo for 
a year. 

The Lumberjacks were the number one ranked team in the nation and sported the nation's best defense, 
supposedly. The Demons were ranked tenth and had an offensive attack worthy of its 14th rank and their 
defense better than SFA's as NSU took claim as the Southland Conference champions and brought "The 
Chief back home to Natchitoches in the 20-17 victory. 

The Southland Conference championship was a game in which records were broken. Stoker's 172 
yards passing gave him the most passing yards in a season with 1,966. His totals surpass current New 
Orleans Saints QB Bobby Hebert. Floyd Turner's six receptions gave him the career mark in the recep- 
tion category, with 98 total for the Demons of Northwestern. 


November 7th Poll 

Division I-AA 

1. Stephen F. Austin I 

2. Idaho 

3. Georgia Southern I 

4. Western Illinois 

5. Furman 

6. Marshall 


8. Eastern Kentucky 

9. Connecticut 

10. Jackson State 

1 1 . Western Kentucky 

12. The Citadel 

13. Delaware 

14. North Texas 

15. Boise State 

16. Appalachian State 

17. Middle Tennessee 

18. Montana 

19. Honda A&M 
Pennsylvania (tie) I 


Kevin Lewis, NSU'spunt returner and cornerback, directs 
blockers after a punt. Lewis was named second teamAll- 
SLC at cornerback. 

Number One. Floyd Turner, NSU's all-time reception lead- 
er, catches one of his 98 career receptions. Turner earned a 
spot on the first team All-SLC as a flanker. 

Touchdown. All-SLC fullback, Mike O'Neal bulls through 
an Indian defense for a touchdown in the State Fair Classic 
at Shreveport. 

Football 147 

148 Football 

Idaho Bound. Al Edwards cele- 
brates after a touchdown for NSU. 

Big Gain. QB Scott Stoker keeps 
the ball and scrambles for a gain. 

Breaking loose. Brian Driskill 
breaks a tackle and continues io 
drive for the Demons. 

Football '88: 

Northwestern takes 
Play-offs by Storm 

After the Demons demolished the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at their own wet field and 
clenched the Southland Conference tide, Northwestern thought they would finally have a home game 
again. They thought wrong. The Demons already had played their final five regular season games on 
the road, putting down great teams such as North Texas and Stephen F. Austin. Now the justly nick- 
named "Road Warriors", were off to Idaho to tackle Boise State as well as a new weather element for 
the Demons, the cold. 

The Road Warriors rolled into Idaho for their first ever Division I- AA playoff and did not disappoint 
their fans as Northwestern busted the Broncos of Boise State 22-13. 

The Demons were led by senior linebacker Mark Newstrom. Newstrom accounted for two 
monumental plays and enjoyed the game of his life in the Demon victory. Newstrom picked off a 
Duane Halliday pass in the first quarter, setting up the Demons' very first score on the next play, a 39 
yard touchdown pass from Scott Stoker to senior flanker Floyd Turner. 

But Newstrom saved his best accomplishment for last, and he really used his head to do so. 

With the score deadlocked at 13 all, Newstrom bolted through the Boise State line and blocked a 
Tom Schimmer's punt with his head. The ball deflected through the uprights for a safety which gave 
the Demons a lead not to be relinquished at 15-13. 

The Demon offense etched their superiority to the Broncos, rolling up 395 total yards, 21 first 
downs, and 41:19 in time of possession. However, holding onto the ball was no small task, as the 
Demons fumbled eight times, although they recovered all but two of them. 

The win came on Northwestern 's sixth consecutive road match and improved the Demons record 
to 10-2. 

Highlighting the post season win was the 1988 Southland Conference football awards. Southland 
Conference Coach of the Year was North western's head coach Sam Goodwin. Floyd Turner and 
Leonard Parker were named to the Southland Conference's first team as flanker and linebacker, re- 

The Demons had several making the list on the Southland Conference's second team. On offense 
Scott Stoker, Paul Frazier, Orland Lockhart, Jeff Steers, Robbie Martin, and John King all made the 
list. Defensively Henry Sibley, Kevin Lewis, and Dennis Smith took the second team honors for 

Football f 88: 

Demons End Season with 
Second-Round Finish. 

A Northwestern football season that began under the cloud of expert projections of mediocrity ended just 
short of the mountaintop when the Demons fell to Idaho in the quarterfinals of the national championship 

After a 6-5 finish in 1987, Northwestern was picked in preseason polls to wind up in the second division 
of the prestigious Southland Conference. But the pollsters overlooked not only this teams' talent but also its 
poise, confidence and tenacity. 

This was a team that ignored long odds against it and one which relished difficult challenges. The regular 
season finale was an example of the unusual spirit and attitude of the 1988 Demons. 

Northwestern and Stephen F. Austin were locked in a tie for the Southland Conference lead with identical 
5-0 records. But the odds were clearly against the Demons. They had to meet the Lumberjacks on the road. 
Stephen F. Austin was ranked number one in the nation and heavily favored. The wet field seemed to favor 
the Lumberjacks' power running over Northwestern 's option and speed-oriented offense. But the Demons 
whipped the Lumberjacks to win the championship of a conference that had ignored Northwestern 's pleas for 
membership for more than a decade. 

The Demons had to travel the three final weeks of the season and for both playoff games, and their first 
round victory over Boise State came on a frozen, wind-chilled field in Idaho. 

Even as Northwestern was eliminated from the playoffs in the quarterfinals, the fighting spirit that had been 
a trademark of the team throughout the campaign was abundantly evident. 

Three first quarter fumbles resulted in scores for Idaho — the nation top ranked team — and Northwestern 
was down 28-3 early in the game. But the Demons fought back fiercely and were inside the ten battling for 
what could have been a game tying score in the final seconds. They finally fell, 38-30. 

The Demons of Northwestern were a team that overcame obstacles and achieved the dream many believed 
impossible for the Demons — Southland Conference Champions. 


Catch Me. Kenneth DeWitt, 

playing with a broken wrist, 
breaks into the open field. 

The Hod. Kicker Keith Hodnet 
puts one of many through the 
uprights for NSU. 

Nightmare on Demon Street. 
Freddie Wallace prepares to give 
a running back one of his scares. 

150 Football 

Football 151 

From Northwestern to New England. 
NSU star, John Stephens, the Demons 
all-time leading rusher, proves to the 
Patriots what NSU already knew. 

152 John Stephens 


Stephens goes to New England as 
the highest NSU Draft pick ever 

44. John Stephens, once num- 
4, now 44, shows that although 
jersey number and mascot are 
'.rent than the Demons of last 
son, the great running back in- 
'. is not. 

April 24, 1988 was a big day for Northwestern State and the Demon football program. It was even 
a bigger day for John Stephens, NSU's all-time leading rusher, after NFL's New England Patriots 
selected the Springhill native as the 17th choice in the first round. That allowed Stephens to become 
Northwestern 's highest draft choice ever, surpassing the late Joe Delaney, who went to the Kansas City 
Chiefs as the 41st overall pick in the 1981 draft. Ironically enough, it was Delaney who Stephens had 
surpassed in last game of the 1987 season to set a new all-time rushing mark. Stephens was the second 
running back and the first I-AA player chosen. 

Stephens finished his career with 3,057 yards on another school record 653 carries. The 6-1, 220 
pound bruiser found his way into the end zone via the rush on 19 occasions and pulled in four passes for 
scores. He owns two of the top five season rushing performances in school history (1,001 yards in 1985, 
943 yards in 1986) and went over the century figure a total of ten times. 

Stephens was a first team All-Louisiana pick at running back for three consecutive years, believed 
to be the first back to accomplish that feat in LSWA history. Stephens continues a Northwestern tradi- 
tion that has seen 25 former Demons suit up in NFL uniforms over the last three decades. The Stephens 
addition adds to the list of six NFL players currenUy playing in the Pro ranks from Northwestern. A list 
including stars such as Gary Reasons, Mark Duper, Bobby Hebert, Robert Moore, and Odessa Turner. 
Reasons, the only player in I-AA to be named first team Kodak All-American three straight 
years.made Iris mark as a hard-hitting linebacker for the New York Giants during the Giants' Superbowl 
campaign of 1987. 

Mark Duper, a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, may be the best known of the Demon alumni. 
" S uper " Duper, a member of the 1 98 1 quarter mile relay team that won the NCAA outdoor championship, 
has appeared in a Superbowl with the Dolphins and also has been awarded All-Pro honors. 

Bobby Hebert brought more recognition to Northwestern State after taking the New Orleans Saints 
to their first ever winning season and initial play-off appearance in 1987. The "Cajun Cannon" still holds 
several NSU passing records and was also a star in the USFL, taking the Michigan Panthers to the initial 
team championship in 1983 and quarterbacking the Oakland Invaders to the title game in 1985. 

Moore is in his third year as a starter at safety with the Atlanta Falcons and Turner, when healthy, has 
demonstrated big-play, NFL ability. 

Baseball f 89: 

Diamond Demons take 
to the field for NSU 

The Diamond Demons got off to their best start in recent memory by sweeping a double-header trom 
Ouachita Baptist in the Demon's season opener. The Demons first four games were postponed due to the 

Northwestern got off to an early start by scoring in the second inning after Sonny Terrill singled, 
stole second base, and scored on a single by catcher Dale Rayburn. The Demons scored again in the third 
when Dickey Marze walked, stole second, and scored on a Van Wiggins single. 

Paul Ayo started the first game and went the distance yielding only two hits and struck out nine. 
Ayo carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning but lost it when the number nine hitter for Ouachita punched a 
single up the middle with two outs. Ouachita scored in the seventh, but Northwestern held to win 2-1. 

The Demon bats woke up in the second game as the Demons scored five runs on nine hits. Dale 
Rayburn contributed two RBI's, while Kerry Thompson, John Smith, and Brent Herndon all added one 
RBI in the Demon's 5-0 victory. 

The start for the Demons was long waited as Northwestern postponed several games due to the 
weather. The unpredictable weather caused the Diamond Demons to lose playing experience going into a 
tough Southland Conference schedule for 1989. 

The early season for the Demons was rained out. Games with Grambling, Southern Arkansas and Hen- 
derson will be played as weather permits. 

The Demons return to the 1989 season from a 26-30 record of the previous year. Northwestern lost 
two pitchers due to graduation, but the Demons are returning strong in most every position and have 
hopes of a winning season. 


The Demons started 
the season with dou- 
ble header victories 
over Ouachita Bap- 
tist and Southern 

154 Baseball 


Baseball 155 

156 Baseball 

The Diamond Demons 
ended their 1988 cam- 
paign with a South- 
land record of 9-12, 
finishing sixth. 

Baseball f 89: 

Demons Look for a 
Better Season in '89. 

After taking a pair of wins from Northeast Louisiana in early May, Northwestern assured itself of 
the best record since the 1983 season when Herbie Smith's squad finished with a 26-30 record. 

The two wins over NLU placed the Demons in sixth place in the Southland Conference with a 
conference record of 9-12. 

When looking back at the season, head coach Johnnie Emmons remarked, "After starting off 1-1 1, 
it took a lot of pride for the guys to come back and play the way they did. We beat the team that won 
the conference (McNeese State) two of three games, and we beat (nationally ranked) LSU." 

Junior centerfielder Dickey Marze had a great deal to do with the turn-around for the Demons. 
Marze finished the season with a team high .321 batting average and 13 home runs. Marze was 
caught stealing on once in 25 tries, the 24 swipes tying the school record. 

Another positive factor during the season was Bob Kairis. Kairis finished his brief two-year career 
at NSU with 205 strike-outs, one short of the school record of 206 in a career. Kairis struck out 103 
batters the 1988 season, bettering his own season mark of 102 set in 1987. Kairis, a draft pick, was 
7-4 for his senior year, with one save. 

Coach Emmons concluded the season saying, "I think we finally turned the program around and 
have it going in a positive direction." 

Baseball 157 

Softball '89: 

Youthful Lady Demons 
Start the Spring for NSU 


The Lady Demon softball squad entered their 1989 season of battles with, as Led Zeppelin used to 
sing, "a whole lot of love" for the game. Whether or not that is enough to overcome their 
grecn-as-grass make-up is up to them and their boss, head coach Ricky McCalister. 

"We're young, real, real, young," McCalister said on the eve of the 1989 campaign. "We're going 
to be looking for leadership from our seniors and other returning players, but right now we're probably 
going to be starting four freshmen when the season opens up." 

McCalister must replace over fifty percent of last year's offense, a unit which set school records for 
runs in a season (221), hits (312) and RBI's (182). The Lady Demons opened at home against 
Southern Mississippi, playing for the first time at their new field on campus. 

The Lady Demon pitching staff is possibly the strongest in school history. Anchored by all-time 
wins leader Kellie Shotwell, the mound corps received a boost from front liner freshman Lori Hurlburt, 
whom McCalister says "has the capability of winning big for us." Another first year player, southpaw 
Jemi LaHaye, is a great competitor. She'll see a lot of playing time and just needs to develop 

Amy Thibault, who won 1 1 games last year and led NSU in winning percentage, is slated for 
centerfield duty in 1989 but can fill the role of a bull pen stopper for the Demons. 

The outfield worries McCalister more than any of the other positions. "Right now, we've got 
Travia Steward in left, Amy in center and Ladine Thomas in right field. Travia is our fastest player and 
Amy needs to take more command out in center. Junior Jill Jenkins fills the role of utility woman and 
will see plenty of action as both a catcher and a spare outfielder." 

158 Softball 

Cold weather practice. The Lady Demons 
take batting practice inside of Prather Coli- 
seum in preparation of the warmer months 
of the 1989 softball season. Weather play- 
ed havoc in the early weeks of the Lady 
Demons' season. 


Softball 159 

160 Tennis 

Tennis '88: 

Crown Four SLC Champions 
Lady Demons Finish Second 

Northwestern State's Lady Demon tennis squad finished second in the Southland 
Conference with 40 points behind Southwest Texas University's 50 points. Northeast 
Louisiana finished third with 27 points, while North Texas State took fourth with 25, 
and Sam Houston State finished fifth with a point total of 1 1. 

NSU crowned four champions after the finals of the conference tournament, held at 
Northwestern State. In singles, Barbara Tons took care of Melissa Martin of Southwest 
Texas 6-2, 6-2 at number two, and Jane Paterson defeated Holley Pugsley of North 
Texas State 6-2, 7-5 at number five. The Lady Demons also won two doubles crowns, 
winning the number one and two titles. Tons teamed with Shayne Fitzwilliam for a 6- 
2, 6-2 win over the North Texas doubles team at number one for their third consecutive 
title, while Paterson and Karen Patel handed the number two team from Southwest 
Texas a 6-4, 7-5 loss. 

Fitzwilliam ended the season with a 15-5 record. Tons, with her second gold medal 
in three years, finished the 1988 campaign at 16-5. Patel was 16-6 in her first year, as 
was Stephanie Cloutier. Paterson ended with a 16-5 mark and Sara Jones was 14-8. 

The doubles team of Patel/Paterson had the season's best record, losing only once 
in 18 matches. Tons and Fitzwilliam were 14-5, and Cloutier/Jones finished at 13-6. 

The Lady Demons finished with a 12-5 overall mark, after winning their first five 
matches of the season. The Lady Demons return five starters to the 1989 season losing 
only Stephanie Cloutier to graduation from Northwestern. 

Shayne Fitzwilliam re- 
turns a serve for the Lady 

Sara Jones comes with a 
backhand for the Lady De 

Tennis 161 

Track oo! 

Northwestern hosts Southland 
Conference championships 

Northwestern S tate track coach Leon Johnson is not one who gives credit where it is not due, which 
helps explain why he was not passing out many plaudits following the Demon and Lady Demon efforts 
at the Southland Conference track and field championships last April. 

The men wound up in fourth place, a full 25 points behind third place Texas Arlington. Northeast 
Louisiana took home its second outdoor championship in as many years, finishing ahead of Southwest 
Texas State. 

"I was disappointed with our men," Johnson said afterwards. "All of our planning had gone into 
peaking at the conference meet, and individually we did not have many great performances." 

NSU did record three first place efforts. Al Edwards sped to a 10.47 victory in the 100 meter dash, 
Brian Brown captured the high jump, and the Demon 400 meter relay team whipped around the oval in 

One trackster that Johnson was happy with was 400 meter man Charles Wood. "If I had to pick 
out one performance that went beyond our expectations, then it was Charles' performance in the open 
400 and in the mile relay." Wood, just a freshman, took sixth in the 400 and ran a leg on the Demon mile 
relay squad mat finished second. He qualified for the junior nationals in the 400 meter dash. 

NSU lost valuable points after Jamie Horn, the odds on favorite to win the 1 10 meter hurdles, was 
disqualified for false starting. Llewellyn S tarks, an Olympic Trials and NCAA qualifier in the long jump, 
scratched from that event after pulling a hamstring in the preliminaries of the 100 meter dash. 

Other Demons turning in commendable performances included Ronald Wilkins in the half mile 
(1:51.55), Eric Lee, who finished a surprising second in the 1 1 hurdles, Lawrence Chatman, third place 
in the 400 meter dash (47. 14), and Edgar Cooper, who placed in both the 100 (10.63, fifth) and 200 meter 
dash (21.05, fourth). 

Paul Oenbrink wound up third in the discus, an event ruined by Friday rains. Brent Brown took 
fifth in the javelin (197-4) and Leon Carr's 52'-9 1/4" effort in the shot put was also a fifth place finish. 

For the NSU women, no first place finishes were recorded, though Peggy Lewis qualified for the 
Junior Nationals in the shot put after finishing second (45-4 1/4) in that event. Northeast Louisiana also 
won the women's division, followed by Southwest Texas, Stephen F. Austin and Texas-Arlington. 

162 Track 

Senior Ronald Wilkins sprints on the final 
stretch of the half mile run. Wilkins placed second in the 
Southland meet. 

Southland conference stars explode from the 
blocks and clear the first hurdle in the 110 meter hurdles. 

Sprinter Tommy Thomas lakes-off from the 
starting blocks in a 400 meter run. 

Junior Brent Brown, hurls the javelin for the 
Demons at the Southland Conference Championships 
held at NSU. 

1988 NSU Track team, front row, Mary Madison, Kate Christmas, Yetta James, Jennifer Hillman, 

Denise Miller. Second row, Lawrence Chatman, Mark Spikes, Randy Hillard, Richard Whitaker, 

Ronald Wilkins, Kevin Lewis, Floyd Turner. Third row, Al Edwards, Ron West, Ricky Carroll, 

Duane Patin, Mark Troxler, Ryan Hebert, Glyn Vercher, Ken DeWitt, Charles Woods, Chester 

\Davis. Fourth row, Joe English, Brian Brown, Keith A rmond, Paul Oenbrink, Brent Bro wn, Eric 

\Lee, Kevin Nugent, Adam Pierre. Fifth row, Edgar Cooper, Tommy Thomas, Llewellyn Starks, 

Uarvin Piper, Leon Carr, Jamie Horn, Jerome Sampson. 





Small group of Lady Demons gives 
a great effort for Northwestern 

The 1988 Lady Demons track season was not a glamorous one. It was, however, an improving one 
as the Lady Demons captured five spots on the Louisiana Sports Writer's All-State Team. 

The Ladies had a difficult task competing on the team level in the Southland Conference due to being 
few in number. The woman's track program is not funded like some some of the other athletic programs 
at the university and suffers because of it. 

The women's track team of Northwestern is represented by only 1 3 girls. These dedicated girls work 
hard an<i are improving. Coach Leon Johnson said, "They made tremendous progress since the start of 
the season, and most of them are out there because they love it and want to represent Northwestern in a 
positive way." 

Peggy Lewis, the Southland Conference indoor shot put champion, took first with a toss of 43'- 
3 1/2". Lewis, a freshman, took fourth place as well in that meet in the discus throw. Junior Sonja Dale, 
placed second in the Southland Conference Indoor Meet with a jump of five feet, four inches in the high 
jump. Also placing in that meet was Lockey Whitaker, placing second in the javelin event. 

In the running events, Vicki Robarge placed fourth in the 3,000 meter run (11 :52.6 ), two places 
ahead of Kate Christmas (12:37.0). Jo Ann Bridgewater finished third in the 100 meter dash with a time 
of 1 3 .99 and both of the medley relay teams placed as the sprint ended up fourth (1:57.12) and the distance 
wound up third (14:20.59). 

Yetta Jarpes made two appearances on the women's All-State team. James had the fourth best time 
in the 100 meter hurdles and second in the heptathlon event. 

High jumper Sonja Dale and javelin thrower Lockey Whitaker were also recognized by the LS WA 
as well as Peggy Lewis. Lewis wound up with the best outdoor distance in the state after her heave of 
45 feet, 4 1/4 inches. 

Freshman Peggy Lewis 
slings the discus for the Lady 
Demons. Lewis' best event, 
the shotput, placed her on the 
All-State squad. 

Yetta James, heptathlon 
star, goes at the long jump. 
James holds the school record 
in the long jump with a dis- 
tance of 1 83 1 14" . 

Lady Demons track 165 




Northwestern Track produces 
Two All- Americas; 7 All-State 

Although the Demons of Northwestern did not fair as well in the Southland Championships as they 
hoped, the Demons did have several individuals that definitely made NSU proud. 

Topping the list of athletes were All-Americas, Llewellyn Starks and Brian Brown. Brown, a junior, 
high jumped his way to third place in the NCAA Indoor Championships while Starks grabbed a third place 
in the NCAA outdoor competition with his long jump. Starks established a new school record, of 26 
feet, 7 3/4 inches. 

Both of these stars qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials held in Indianapolis last summer. Brown 
finished tenth in his bid for the team, breaking another school record with a jump of 7 feet, 5 inches. Starks 
took twelfth in the meet consisting of the country's best athletes. 

The Demons also took several honors at the state level. Seven individual men and two male relay 
teams were named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Track and Field Team. 

Speedy Al Edwards, whose 1 0.39 effort in the 1 00 meter dash was the third best in the state last year, 
made the team in that event and as part of NSU 's 400 meter relay team. Other quarter mile relay members 
include Kenneth DeWitt, Edgar Cooper and Chester Davis. 

NSU's mile relay foursome, composed of Tommy Thomas, Lawrence Chatman, Ronald Wilkins, 
and Charles Woods had the fifth fastest time in the state this year after a 3:09.75 clocking to gain all-state 

Freshman Gerard Semien was named to the team in the 10,000 meter run and junior Jamie Horn, 
who came close to qualifying for the NCAA's in the 1 10 meter hurdles, earned a spot on the team with 
his 13.88 time in that event. 

All- Americas Llewellyn Starks and Brian Brown were shoo-ins for the squad in the long jump and 
high jump events, respectively while Paul Oenbrink claimed honors in the discus event. Oenbrink broke 
his own school record on three different occasions in 1988, settling for a final mark of 176 feet, the fourth 
best mark in Louisiana. Pole vaulter Richard Whitaker earned his LSWA certificate with the state's fifth 
best vault of 1988. 

fly isfj: 

All-stater Chester 
Davis takes first in the final leg 
of the 400 meter relay for the 

Ail-American Brian 
Brown attempts to clear the 
bar for NSU. Brown finished 
10th in his bid for the Olympic 

1 66 Track 

wmmKm - "-JHBB 

^ mm. 

Richard Whitaker 

clears a vault for Northwestern at 
the Southland Conference cham- 

Speed Demon A I Ed- 
wards pulls into first in the 100 
meter dash with an outstanding 
10.47 time. 

Track 167 


Frustration. Sandi Sherrill shows 
her frustration of the season. 

The Block. Kirsten Gernhauser 

jumps to block a spike. 

Spike it. Tanya Champagne gets 
up to try a spike. 

I Got It! Jill Jenkins returns the 
ball against Nicholls State. 


Season Results 

1988 Lady Demon Volleyball 

Southeastern Louisiana 



Cal-Poly, SLO 



University of New Orleans 



Northeast Louisiana 



Southwestern Louisiana 



Louisiana Tech 



Southeastern Louisiana 



Nicholls State 



Southern Mississippi 



Sam Houston 



Southwestern Louisiana 



University of New Orleans 



Louisiana Tech 



Southern University 



Southern Mississippi 



Grambling University 






Southern University 






Mississippi State 






Southwest Texas 



Sam Houston 



Stephen F. Austin 



Grambling University 



McNecse State 



Northeast Louisiana 



North Texas State 



Nicholls State 






11 Wins 

19 Losses 

16S Volleyball 

Volleyball'88 : Lady Demons Finish 

with 11-19 Record 

The Lady Demons of Northwestern finished their 1988 volleyball schedule with a 11-19 
record. The Lady Demons traveled the entire South playing in tournaments in Louisiana, Texas, 
and Mississippi. 

Twenty-one of the thirty games the Lady Demons played were on the road, at colleges as far 
east as Starkville, Mississippi, to as far west as San Antonio. 

Northwestern participated in the LSU Invitational Tournament at Baton Rouge, Picadilly and 
TraveLodge Invitational at New Orleans, and the Mississippi State University Tournament at 

The Lady Demons of Northwestern did not fair well in the Southland Conference. The 11- 
19 Lady Demons wound down the 1988 schedule for volleyball in November with a 4-5 record 
on their home court but still finished last in the Southland Conference. 

In the Southland Conference Tournament held at Huntsville, Texas, the Lady Demons lost 
in the first round to a tough University of Texas at Arlington team. The Lady Demons return 
to volleyball action for the 1989 schedule at Northwestern next September. 

Volleyball 169 

Basketball f 89: 

Demons Overcome All 
Odds for Northwestern 

"Third time is the charm." Northwestern State's basketball team can recite that phrase after 
1988-89 is all said and done with, and first year coach Dan Bell is the one leading NSU to its third 
straight winning season. 

After back-to-back winning efforts in 1986-87 and 1987-88, the Demons found the going a lot 
tougher this time. A killer schedule attempted to delay victories at the start of the season while Bell 
whipped his troops into shape for the Southland conference campaign which kicked off January 14. 
"By the time conference play rolls around, I think we could be in decent shape," said Bell after some 
early practice sessions with his new team. 

Until then, Bell and Company faced the likes of Kentucky, Houston, Texas, Ole Miss, Marshall 
University, Drake, and Southern University-all on the road. 

What most folks did not realize is that Northwestern could play-even with the big boys, playing 
Texas to the wire and upsetting Kentucky. 

Head coach Bell was hired on at Northwestern in August of 1988. Since that day, Bell has been 
like a "Pinball Wizard," bouncing from here to there to shape his staff and a Demon team that features 
three returning starters from last year's 16-12 edition. 

Those starters who returned for the 1988-89 season of hoop at Northwestern were forward Terrence 
"Bo" Rayford, point guard Pcrnell Smith, and defensive ace Patrick Wesley. The three returning 
starters provided the needed leadership to lead the Demons of the Court through another successful 
season at NSU. 


Gorilla Dunk. Pernell 
Smith gets the jam on 
a Demon fast break. 

Dig Bo. Terrence Ray 
ford goes up and lakes j 

the ball for NSU. 

Lay it up. Mike Thorn 
ton goes for the lay up. 

170 Basketball 

172 Basketball 

grnell Smith, honorable 
ention all-SLC, manages 
e floor for the Demons. 

:e. Patrick Wesley sends 
jumper up and in for NSU. 

frive it in. Terrence Rayford 
ets the ball in the paint and 
rives it to the basket. 

Basketball f 89: 

Ups and Downs 
for the Demons 

The Demons of Northwestern took the court for the 1988-89 year returning three of five starters. 
Two prime timers highlighted the Demon line up. Powerful forward Terrence "Bo" Rayford brings 
bulk underneath the basket after gaining second team all-SLC status last year with a points per game 
average of 12.3 and team high rebound figure of 7.0. Big Bo proved to be the most dangerous 
Demon from the free throw line after knocking 76.5% of his freebies, and that kind of production 
was an aid for the Demons of present. 

Joining Rayford as an all-conference pick last year was point guard Pernell Smith. Steady and 
very unflashy, "Sweet P" was just a shade under the double digit barrier (9.6) and passed off for 115 
assists, an average of 4.1 a game. 

Defensive ace Patrick Wesley, back for his fourth year tour of duty, found the offense that left his 
repertoire in 1987-88. Capable of shutting down any opponent's top scorer, Wesley has averaged as 
many as seven points per outing. 

Point guard Roman Banks, a starter during the first half of last year's campaign, is back for year 
number two, while three-year letter winner Freeman Williams brings his experience to the Demon 

Also returning for the Demons are De Wayne Watkins, Darren Melancon, and Alex Glasco. Larry 
Nelson, the year's only recruit, may very well be the team's best athlete, while Watkins, Melancon, 
and Glasco provided leadership and strength under the basket. 

Basketball 173 

Basketball '89: 

Demons Prove to be 
a Southland Threat 

A day after Coach Dan Bell left the Demons to practice on their own, the Demons staged a rally and 
held on for an 82-81 win over Southwest Texas State. The first round Southland Conference 
Postseason Tournament game was held March 4th at Prather Coliseum. 

Northwestern, then 13-15, advanced to the tournament semifinals against host North Texas, the 
regular season champion. Southwest Texas ended its season at 12-15, including three losses to 

Southwest Texas set the pace and opened a 21-10 lead and weathered a Northwestern rally to a 35-35 
tic. At half time Southwest Texas led 49-42, taking advantage of the 38.9 percent shooting of 

The Bobcats led 68-61 with 7:15 left before Pernell Smith sparked an 18-6 run by the Demons. 
Smith's three pointer gave Northwestern a 73-72 lead with 4:12 remaining and Southwest Texas never 

"We slopped around for most of the night and somehow managed to win anyway," said Bell, whose 
team had lost four of their last five games. "We did play pretty tough when the game was on the line. 
They played together for a change." 

That, said Smith, was by Bell's design. 

"He left us alone yesterday and made us practice on our own. He wanted somebody to step up and 
do something," said Smith. 

"I wanted somebody other than me to set the tone," said Bell. "When the game was on the line, 
our guys were out there talking to each other and we were pulling together instead of falling apart." 

I'ernell Smith takes 
down a rebound for North 

Up and around. Trevor 
Smith weaves his way 
through two defenders 
and finds the basket. 

Slip around. Lazar 
Hearn tries to go a- 
round a defender. 

174 Basketball 


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Count it. Junior Tee Holden 
tosses a jumper up for the 
Lady Demons. 

Going inside. All-America 
candidate, Linda Grayson, 
take the ball in the paint 
and to the basket. 

Lay it in. Freshman Tammy 
Blankenship takes a pass 
for a Lady Demon lay-up. 

Basketball f 89: 

Lady Demons Take 
it to the Hoop 

Five returning starters. A legitimate all-America candidate. A well stocked and experienced bench. 

All of the above have Lady Demon coach James Smith smiling. 

No doubt about it, the Lady Demons of Northwestern had every reason to have a better team than 
last year's 16-12 edition. But whether or not the Lady Demons compile a better record still remained to 
be seen. 

"We had a good schedule last year," Smith says of the 1987-88 slate. This year, we have an 
unbelievably tough schedule." 

That was an understatement, with games against the likes of Cal State Fullerton, Texas A&M, 
Southern Mississippi, Stephen F. Austin, Northeast Louisiana, and the University of Missouri on tap 
for the 1988-89 season. 

But Smith discovered with Linda Grayson on board, any schedule is salvageable. You want scoring, 
Grayson will give it to you in more bunches than bananas, as in 17.8 per game. If rebounds are your 
fancy, try 13.5 of them on for size. 

Soon to be the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in NSU Lady Demon hoop history, Grayson is 
the horse of NSU's merry-go-round. Hop on and enjoy the ride. Except this year, she had plenty of 
help among her fellow saddle-swayers. 

If Grayson is the horse, then ask Michelle to pass the carrots and sugar, please. Pass is what the 
5-5 senior dynamo did a great deal of last year, to the tune of 8.2 assists a game. 

This is why Coach James Smith, as well as many Lady Demon fans, are smiling. 

Womens Basketball Yll 

Basketball f 89: 

Ladies of NSU Storm 
the National Ranks 

For the first time since the 1985-86 season, Northwestern State's Lady Demons received some 
national Top 20 recognition. 

Even after their 81-74 loss to Stephen F. Austin, ranked 17th in the nation at the time, 
Northwestern was listed in the Philadelphia Enquirer/Associated Press Top Twenty as "others 
receiving votes." 

"That's been a team goal since the beginning of the season," declared Lady Demon coach James 
Smith. "We've taken it one step at a time, and that's just another step we wanted to take." 

"That also put us in a position to keep winning," Smith added. "Hopefully we'll be able to break 
into the rankings." 

"It's a tremendous feather in the hat," added Smith. "The Southland Conference champion has no 
automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, but our showing (the SLC) in the polls should be a 
strong factor to give the Southland Conference its automatic bid back." 

The last time a Lady Demon basketball team was mentioned was in the 1985-86 season, when 
Northwestern finished with a 25-7 record, tying for a Gulf Star Conference championship, and taking 
second place in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. 

Associate head coach Mona Martin adds, "I'm proud for the girls. I look at the Top 20 and see a 
team in there that lost to teams we beat. It puts some pressure on us, because now we feel we have 
to win." 


Quick pass. Andrea 
Carter dumps the ball 
off for a Demon assist. 

Shoot for two. Sonya 
Cox goes up for an in- 
side shot for NSU. 

Take it . Linda Gray- 
son decides whether to 
shoot over a defender. 

178 Women 's Basketball 

Leisure Activities see Growth and Renovation, 
Establish a Tradition at Northwestern 

Involvement in Leisure Activities at 
Northwestern State University is fast becom- 
ing a tradition as the efforts of a few individu- 
als and a great number of student workers have 
provided the impetus in meeting the varied 
need of the student body. Alexander Astin, 
noted author in the field of Student Develop- 
ment in High Education, cites a number of 
studies showing that student involvement in 
extracurricular activities leads to a bonding 
effect with the University. Enhancing aca- 
demic achievement as well as aiding in the 
total developmentofawell-adjustedstable and 
happy studentare outgrowths of participation. 

Housed in the Intramural and Recreation 

Building , erected in 1939, the Leisure Activi- 
ties program is now in its second year of phe- 
nomenal growth with over 20,000 individual 
participations as student, faculty and staff de- 
voted time to enjoy Leisure Activities program. 
With limited funds and the dedication of many 
workers, the fifty year old structure is completing 
its first facelift in many years. The Intramural 
Gym floor was repainted and refinished, the Lei- 
sure Activities offices were painted and redeco- 
rated as were all the offices on the first floor. The 
Game Room, opened in January 1988, housing 
pool tables, fooseball, air hockey, ping pong and 
video games provides a haven for students on a 
daily basis. The student lounge is a new addition 

to the facilities housing 6 card tables, 24 folding 
chairs and a stereo system. The transformation of 
the old Pit area displays an air conditioned, mir- 
rored student work room. With a multitude of free 
weights and universal equipment and exercise 
bikes, this welcome addition has been enjoyed by 

Forty-two sailboats, pedal boats, windsur- 
fers and many canoes highlight the Leisure Ac- 
tivities Marina located on Chaplin Lake which 
provide many hours of peaceful relaxation from 
March to September. Late Spring and Summer 
found the Leisure Activities Office providing 
shuttle service to Sibley Lake for supervised 
water skiing and sun bathing. 

1 SO Leisure Activities 


Flag Football. In the early fall, lei- 
sure activities sponsored a Co-Rec 
flag football tournament for both 
male and female students ofNSU. 

Rainy Day Fun. The Intramural 
game room offers students an alter- 
native for fun on rainy days or any 

Three on three. The Schick Super 
Hoop Intramurals Basketball Tourn- 
ament held at Northwestern was a 
big success. 

NSU's best. Northwestern sent an 
intramural team to represent NSU 
at Lake Charles in volleyball. 


Serve it up . Beach day offered NSU 
students a keg full of fun. 

Canoe races. Boat races were apart 
of the action of Beach Day at North- 

Paddlemonium. Paddle boats provide 
a unique way to relax or have fun. 

Sack full of fun. The Half-Nighter at 
NSU was fun for everyone, including 
such events as the sack race. 

182 Leisure Activities 

Leisure Activities Involves all Students. 

[ntramurals Offers Students of Northwestern a 
ihance to Prove that Fighting Spirit. 

The Leisure Activities program sponsor- 
ing a mixture of competitive intramural activi- 
ties and special events established a second 
consecutive year of record participation. The 
first money sport of the fall semester was swim- 
ming, held at the Recreation Complex where 10 
teams in 8 events. New Intramural Swim Meet 
records were set in 1 3 of the 16 events held. The 
winners included Kappa Sigma in the men's 
Greek league and the Tri Sigmas in the women's 
Greek league. 

Flag Football, the first major sport of the 
year, saw 28 teams competing in 87 games with 
a record 1,754 participation. All campus and 
league winners in the Flag Football were The 
Nature Boys, in the men's dorm open league, 

Nuthin Fancy and in the women's league, the 
Hoopcrettes. The Greek and all campus winner 
was Kappa Alpha. KA also represented NSU in 
the State Flag Football Tournament held in the 
Lake Charles in November. The third money 
sport of the fall semester was Team Tennis, 
showing a 400% increase in participation over 
the previous year. League winners included Tri 
Sigma in the sorority league, Tappa Kegga Lite 
in the women's open league and Sabine 3rd in 
the women's dorm league. In the men's compe- 
tition, Kappa Sigma won the Greek league, and 
the Blue Boys were winners in the dorm league. 
Over 500 students, faculty and staff com- 
peted on a record high 36 Intramural Volleyball 
Teams. Volleyball winners included the Dia- 

mond Demons in the dorm league, Kappa 
Sigma in the Greek league, and Hooperettes 
were the women's league champions. The 
open league and all campus champion was 

The lastmoney sportof the fall semester 
was Team Bowling where 75 participants 
bowled 300 games. Team Bowling winners 
included TKE in the Greek league, Diamond 
Demons in the open league, Sabine in 
women's dorm league and Sigma Kappa in 
the sorority league. The Leisure Activities 
Department saw record participation in all 
Leisure Money Sports during the Fall Semes- 

Leisure Activities offers students of 
Northwestern various means for fun. 
For the daring, sailboating. 

A more known form of leisure activities 
is intramural basketball such as the 
Schick Super Hoop Intramural Tourn- 
ament held in the fall. 

Football. For those who like the pig- 
skin, NSU offers men and women's 
intramural flag football. 






Intramurals 185 

Leisure Activities' Half Niter a Big Success 

Stuff it in. The NSU Half Nig hter 
held unique events such as a food 
eating contest, as this NSU student 

Boat for afloat. The Leisure Act- 
ivities decorated the school ski 
boat for the Homecoming parade 
in order to make students more 
aware of the many opportunities 
for fun Northwestern has to offer. 

186 Leisure Activities 

Over the top. The first ever Half 
Nighter at Northwestern gave 
students an opportunity to enter 
several events of competition 
and, "show their stuff". 

Food. The Leisure Activities' 
Half Nighter not only had fun 
and competition, but refresh- 
ments and cash prizes. 



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Academics 189 

Scholars' College opens new home . . . 

Russell Hall 

The Louisiana Scholars' College 
began its second year of existence in 
its new home, Russell Hall. 

"The Business Department has 
a home, the Education Department 
and Nursing Department have a 
home. So we wanted Scholars' Col- 
lege to have a home,"said Dr. Robert 

Located on the hill across from 
the three columns, Russell Hall 
contains a weal th of history at North- 
western. Constructed in 1936, 
Russell Hall was built to serve as 
Normal State College's library. The 
State Board approved $150 thou- 
sand for the library. 

Constructed during President 
Fredericks' tenure, the library's name 
became a topic of debate. President 
Fredericks wished to name the build- 
ing after his friend and mentor, 
Superintendent T.H. Harris. How- 
ever, Louisiana Governor Richard 

Leche wanted the library named af- 
ter himself. Attending the 1937 
graduation ceremonies and building 
dedication, the governor proudly 
conferred degrees and certificates 
on 250 Normal graduates from the 
steps of the Richard Leche Library. 
However, Governor Leche was 
soon indicted, convicted and sent to 
prison. Because state law was 
changed so that no person in prison 
can have a building or object named 
after themselves, Leche Library was 
then named after Scharlie E.Russell, 
a librarian at the university. 

In 1957 under the term of 
President Kyser, the library, now 
known as Russell Hall, underwent 
expansion and renovations. The ex- 
pansion was only a portion of Kyser 's 
physical plant improvements to keep 
abreast of the increasing enrollment 
and demands. The building served 
as a library until the early 70's when 

Watson Memorial Library was con- 
structed, and all books and publica- 
tions were moved from Russell Hall. 
I n the late 70 'sand early 80 's, Russell 
Hall underwent another renovation 
during President Bienvenu's tenure. 

Since serving as a library, 
Russell Hall has housed a variety of 
classrooms and activities including 
KNWD radio station, NSU Enter- 
tainers and the industrial technology 
program. Russell was also used as 
storage space. 

At the end of the spring 1988 
term, the decision to make Russell 
Hall the Scholars' College home was 
made and work readying the build- 
ing began. University employees 
removed stored items from thebuild- 
ing and began "cleaning house." 

Working under a tight budget, 
according to Scholars' College Di- 
rector Grady Ballenger, the building 
was given an internal facelift with 

only necessary repairs being made. 

"We stretched the American 
dollar as far as a bucket of paint 
would go," said Kim Johnson, Schol- 
ars' College administrative assistant. 

Only university employees and 
materials were used to repair Russell 
Hall. This was done to keep spend- 
ing at a minimum. Work was also 
limited to the first and second floor, 
which Scholars' College occupies. 

Johnson said plans are being 
made to furnish the building with 
original pieces. "We are looking for 
the old, wooden furniture that was 
originally in Russell Hall,"said 

Russell Hall now houses all of 
the Scholars' College facilities in- 
cluding faculty offices, classrooms, 
computer and reading room and 
student lounge. 

Scholars' College students use lite 
computer lab located in Russell Hall. 

190 Russell Hall 

One facet of the Scholars' College is its providing a living and 
learning environment for its students. This includes professors 
meeting with students outside of the classroom, Scholars' College 
Director Grady Ballenger andLSC Student Life Enrichment Com- 
mittee member Andrea Thomas discuss the committee's plans to 
provide extra-curricular activities for the students. 

The newly renovated Russell Hall 
is now home of Scholars College. 

Russell Hall 191 

Design USA highlights Northwestern's 

Department of Art 

The Northwestern State 
University's Department of Art was 
invited to participate in a major 
cultural exhibition entitled Design 
(/S/4, produced by the U.S. Informa- 
tion Agency, for a 19 month, nine 
city tour of the Soviet Union. 

Originally Design USA was 
to feature works of industrial de- 
sign, commercial design, and ad- 
vertising design. Works from 
MGN4 and the Coca-Cola Com- 
pany as well as from Hollywood 
presentations would be displayed. 
The State Department and the U.S. 
Information Agency decided to add 
to the exhibition works done by fif- 
teen university art departments 
through out the United States. 

"The Soviet people today 
are seeing in their society the first 
signs of a new openness to eco- 
nomic change and a greater democ- 
ratization of political institutions," 
said U.S. Information Agency proj- 
ect assistant Sarah Klaus. 

She added,"The exhibition 

This stained glass window was 
done by Brenda Luker, a graduate stu- 
dent. The window was on display in the 
art department. 

"Truncated not Pointless", a 
sculpture done by Professor Rivers C. 
Murphy, is made of welded steel. 

is being carefully planned to appeal 
to a wide social spectrum, appealing 
both to those who are are profes- 
sionally involved in design as well 
as to workers and students who are 
eager for more information about 
America. The atmosphere of this 
multi-media exhibition, enlivened 
by sound and moving images, three 
dimensional models, and one-on- 
one human interaction, will be en- 
gaging and participatory." 

The NSU Art Department's 
contribution to the traveling exhibi- 
tion included commercial - quality 
printed materials designed espe- 
cially for the tour of the Soviet 
Union by undergraduates and 
graduate students enrolled in the 
university's advertising design, 
taught by assistant professor of art 
Michael T. Yankowski. 

The portfolio that North- 
western displayed throughout the 
nineteen month run of the exhibit 
also included general information 
about NSU's academic programs in 

studio art and art education. 

Northwestern's award win- 
ning full color student recruitment 
poster and view book were dis- 
played. Brochures and course cata- 
logs have also been included in the 

Rivers C. Murphy, profes- 
sor and chairman of the Department 
of Art at Northwestern, said that 
students assembled nine portfolios 
of information on the university's 
curriculum in advertising design. 
Each portfolio will be placed, on 
completion of the exhibit, in the 
host city's library. 

"It is an easy way to get 
international publicity for our Art 
Department," said Professor 

Design USA is the second 
major cultural exchange exhibition 
to be produced by the U.S . Informa- 
tion Agency for showings in the 
Soviet Union under the terms of the 
agreement signed at the 1985 Ge- 
neva Summit. 

192 Department of Art 

Rivers Murphy, professor and 
chairman of the Department of Art, 
works on the Northwestern portfolio for 
Design USA. 

This oil painting by graduate 
student Marsha Urban is one of many 
paintings she has on display in her stu- 
dio located in the Fine Arts Building. 

Department of Art 193 

= Students honored at the 27th Annual Academic 

Honors B an q uet 

More than 1 80 students who 
earned at least a 3.2 cumulative 
grade-point average received spe- 
cial recognition March 9, 1988 at 
Northwestern State University 's 27th 
annual Academic Honors Banquet. 

The keynote speaker for the 
honors program was Northwestern 
graduate Dr. Sandra McCalla, prin- 
cipal of Captain Shreve High School 
in Shreveport. She was nationally 
recognized as an outstanding princi- 
pal in 1985. She is now head of the 
Department of Education at North- 

NSU's Academic Honors 
Banquet, which presented awards in 
43 different categories, is sponsored 
by Phi Kappa Phi academic honor 
society, Alpha Lambda Delta, S igma 
ThetaTau, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta, 
and Phi Eta Sigma. 

The Outstanding Student 
Award for the Louisiana Scholars' 
College, was the newest award pre- 
sented at the banquet. The award 
recognized the top students in the 
inaugural class of the Louisiana 
Scholars' College. The award was 
presented to N. Elizabeth Bonnette 
of Winnfield, John Castille of 

Lawtell, Ken Gardner of Opelousas, 
Michelle Gremillion of New Orleans, 
Travis Jordan of Bossier City, Chris- 
topher Lund of Harvey, Cynthia 
Larey of Heflin, John Parker of Lake 
Arthur, Richard Schaffer of Hous- 
ton, Timothy Scott Simmons of 
Pineville, Laura Thorn of Natchito- 
ches, Mark Troxler of Thibodaux, 
Jennifer Walsh of BatonRouge, Julie 

Wingard of New Orleans, and David 
Neal Wyatt of Haynesville. 

Other major awards given at 
the banquet were Phi Kappa Phi's 
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Award, 
a $ 1 ,000 award, to Laura Mae Pow- 
ell-Strahan from Marthaville, a first 
semester senior with a 3.704 overall 
grade-point average. 

The Eugene P. Watson 

Memorial Library Science Award 
was given to Louise Richey , a senior 
elementary teaching major from Otis. 
She also received the Elementary 
Education Outstanding Senior 
Award and the Beta Kappa chapter 
of Delta Kappa Gamma's Senior 
Academic Award. 

Virginia A. Stuchlik, a jun- 
ior early education major from 

194 Honors Banquet 

Mrs. Alost, Dr. A lost, Dr. Mc- 
Calla, and Dean Edward Graham enjoy 
their meal at the Honors Banquet. 

Tom Whitehead presents Dr. 
Sandra McCalla with Cane River Coun- 
try, a book about the history of Natchito- 
ches published by the NSU press. 


Seville was awarded the Catherine 
•Vinters Memorial Scholarship spon- 
4 ;ored by the Epsilon chapter of Delta 
Cappa Gamma and the Beta Kappa 
hapter of Delta Kappa Gamma's 
unior Scholarship Award in Educa- 

In the field of nursing, Pat- 
ick LeBlanc, a senior from Lake 
Charles, received the Baccalaureate 

Degree Senior Nursing Award. The 
Associate Degree Nursing Award 
went to Janice Rainey of Shreveport. 

Carole Lynn Smith, a senior 
pre-professional psychology major 
from Baton Rouge, received the Psi 
Chi Award, which was sponsored by 
NSU's chapter of the national honor 
society for psychology. 

Thomas David Elkins of 

Natchitoches, a senior social sci- 
ences major, was awarded the Social 
Sciences Education Award. 

JoEdna O'Quinn, a senior 
industrial technology major from 
Colfax, was honored with the Wil- 
lamette Industries Award. 

The IEEE Award went to 
Hok Chung Luk, a senior electronics 
engineering technology major from 

Latisha Fair received the Phi 
Alpha Theta Undergraduate Award, 
DaynaLee receivedthe Phi Alpha Theta 
Graduate History Award, Randall 
Pleasant was presented the Social Sci- 
ences Senior Award, and Juan Ramon 
Rivera was presented the Sociology and 
Social Work Award. 

Steve Horton presents Kim 
Antee with a Phi Kappa Phi certificate. 

Hong Kong. 

Donna McPhearson, a sen- 
ior vocational home economics edu- 
cation major from Marthaville, re- 
ceived the Ruby S. Dunckleman 
Award. Laura Chandler from 
Winnfield, an early childhood edu- 
cation graduate, received the Esther 
Cooley Award. The Home Eco- 
nomics Senior went to Patricia 
SanMiguel Bogus, a graduate stu- 
dent from Coushatta. The Minnie 
Lee Odom Freshman Scholarship 
Award went to freshman Angela 
Chesson from Lake Charles. 

Kimberly Antee, a business 
administration senior from Engle- 
wood, California, received the Wall 
Street Journal Award. The National 
Collegiate Association for Secretar- 
ies Baccalaureate Degree Award 
went to Jill Rachal from Natchito- 
ches. Paula Delatin, a senior from 
Belmont, was honored with the Na- 
tional Business Education Award. 
The Louisiana Society of Certified 
Public Accountants Award went to 
Sharon Knarr, a senior accounting 
major from Anacoco. 

Honors Banquet 195 



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Imagine studying at a uni- 
versity overseas for the same price 
as Northwestern. Or imagine 
earning credit while painting the 
landscape of Wales. Sound impos- 
sible? Not through the International 
Student Exchange Program and the 
Northwestern Study Abroad. 

Northwestern offers two 
study abroad programs; ISEP, Inter- 
national Student Exchange Pro- 
gram, and the Study Abroad Pro- 
gram. These two programs allow 
students the chance to study in the 
Orient, Europe, Africa, South 
America, or Canada. 

ISEP focuses on individu- 
als being exchanged to universities 
in foreign countries. Students being 
exchanged are allowed to study at 
one of the host universities. ISEP 
not only offers students the chance 
to study in English but also to im- 
prove their foreign language skills 
at one of many universities around 
the world. 

One of the best assets of the 
ISEP program is that the ISEP stu- 
dent pays the cost of tuition, fees, 
and room and board at Northwest- 
ern. Once paid this creates a 'place' 
for a non-U. S. student. In turn, each 
participating foreign student makes 
the same arrangements at his home 
institution to create a 'place' for the 
U.S. student. 

Each ISEP participant reg- 
isters as a regular student at a host 
institution, takes the same courses, 
have the same assignments and 
participates in the same activities as 
local students at the host institute. 

Todd Keenan, a native of 
Natchitoches who spent a year in 
Scotland, said,"You experience all 
the nuances and ways of an entire 
culture, there really is no way to 
summarize such an experience." He 
studied in a Scottish university for 
two semesters, then spent a summer 

196 ISEP 

One of the many cathedrals 
that are located throughout the British 
Isles. Todd Keenan took this photo- 
graph while in Scotland. 

Todd Keenan captured the 
beauty of the Scottish Highlands in this 

Study Abroad 

John Rees captured Val- 
leta, the Capital of Malta, in this i 
photograph. j 


Brian Atkinson, an 
ISEP student, captured this child 
being pulled in on a sled in Can- 

traveling Europe by train. He 
claimed that it was an experience he 
would not soon trade. 

John Rees, also a native of 
Natchitoches, spent four months 
studying in Malta, a small island in 
the Mediterranean. Upon comple- 
tion of his studies, he spent three 
months touring Europe. 

Although Study Abroad 
sounds like ISEP, it has very little in 
common with ISEP. Study Abroad 
sends an entire class, under an in- 
structor, to another country for a 
very limited time. Once there the 
students and instructor travels to a 
number of learning institutions. The 
primary reason Study Abroad was 
started is to expand past 
North western's role as a regular 

Since its start in February of 
1987, Study Abroad has sent two 
classes to England and Wales. An 
art class and an elementaty mathe- 
matics education class spent time at 
Oxford and the University of Wales 
;.it Aberystwyth. 

"I think the most successful 
aspect of the trip was really the mo- 
tivation it gave my Art students. It 
was just incredible the amount of 
paintings they did in our travels," 
said Dr. Grady Harper, director of 
the Study Abroad program and &i 
Art professor. 

The returning students put 
together an art show featuring all 
one hundred pieces the studenis 
painted while on their fourteen day 
trip through England v.nd Wales. 

Dr. Harper and the Study 
Abroad program have planned se- 
mester and year long programs for 
small groups of students and facility. 

Dr. Harper summed the 
ISEP and Study Abroad programs as 
being a "tremendous teaching tech- 

Study Abroad 197 

Let the Good Times Roll at the 

Folk Festival 

"Ah-eee!" Mardi Gras 
revelers paraded through the 
streets, the strains of Cajun music 
was evident everywhere and the 
delicious smells of crawfish, 
boudin, cracklins and the smell of 
sweet dough pies filled the air. 

That was the scene at the 
Natchitoches / Northwestern 
University Folk Festival. The 
cultural extravaganza saluted Eu- 
nice and other areas of Acadiana 
with music, dancing, arts and 
crafts and food in the university's 
Prather Coliseum, July 15, 16, and 

The weekend began with a 
Mardi Gras parade through the 
historic district of Natchitoches. 
Colorfully-dressed Mardi Gras 
riders on horse back, in wagons 
and trucks rolled through the 

A Mardi Gras dance on the 
grounds of the coliseum gave visi- 
tors a look at Cajun dancing and 
celebration as the riders dis- 

The Mamou Playboys enter- 
tain at the make-shift Fred's Lounge. 

mounted to have a fais-do-do. 

A road version of the Lib- 
erty Theatre's Cajun Music Show 
featured Fred Charlie, J.C. Labbie, 
and Paul Daigle and the Cajun 
Gold. The massive dance floor 
drew capacity crowds for each 
tune during the two hour show. 

"The Cajun Music Radio 
Show at the Liberty Theatre in 
Eunice presents the best image of 
Cajun music culture," said festival 
director Don Hatley, professor of 
English and director of the Louisi- 
ana Folklife Center at NSU. 

The festival kicked off Sat- 
urday with craftsmen displaying 
their goods and demonstrating 
their works. A selection of crafts 
could be seen, from Mardi Gras 
screen masks, quilting, crocheting, 
basket making, accordion making, 
pottery, woodwork, needle work, 
and saddle making. 

An assortment of music 

emanated from the main stage. 
Country and western, rhythm and 
blues, bluegrass, Afro-Caribbean 
drummers and much more were 

In the east side of Prather 
Coliseum , a replica of the world 
famous Fred's Lounge in Mamou 
featured continuous music by The 
Mamou Playboys, Cankton 
Cajuns, The Roy Fontenot Band, 
Jean Savoy's Bayou Ramblers, and 
None Jules and the Lancher Ley. 

Cooks from around Acadi- 
ana prepared crawfish etouffee, 
boudin, jambalaya, cracklins, and 
pecan pralines. The festival fea- 
tured fifteen different foodbooths . 

The festival held a tribute to 
radio station KWKH AM-FM and 
the "Louisiana Hayride" Country 
music stage and radio show in 

The show featured the 
Hayride String Band, former 

Hayride stars Bubba Talbert, and 
Micki Fuhrman, champion fiddler 
Tex Grimsley and the rock-a-billy 
blues singer Al Ferrier. 

Country music star Dolly 
Parton presented the KWKH 
Country Music Pioneer Award to 
Ausi B. Griggs Sr., who was a 
member of the Taylor Griggs 
Band, one of the first band to pre- 
form at the Hayride. 

The festival was signed off 
by Zydeco accordionist, John De- 
lafose who played a two hour fais- 
do-do. On the dance floor was a 
bus load of Zydeco dancers from 
the Zydeco Festival in Plaisance, 

Good food, good music, 
and plenty of dancing; that's how 
the Natchitoches / Northwestern 
State University Folk Festival "let 
the good times roll!" 

198 Folk Festival 

Tee-Mamou Mardi Gras rid- 
ers find time to talk during the "Bon 
Temps Rouler" Cajun Music Radio 

Marc Savoy, center, a Cajun 
musician exhibits his handmade accor- 

Paul Daigle and the Cajun 
Gold preform during the "Bon Temps 
Rouler " Cajun Music Radio Show. 

Folk Festival 199 

There's more than just books in Watson Library 

Cammie G. Henry 
Research Center 

The Cammie G. Henry Re- 
search Center, also known 
as the Louisiana Room, has 
become the largest archives in the 
Natchitoches area. The Research 
Center, located on the third floor of 
Watson Library, has many large 
collections of books and rare books, 
photographs, maps, newspapers, 
scrapbooks, documents, and letters 
which have been donated to the 
Center over the years. 

The Center was started with a 
collection by Cammie G. Henry, 
former owner of the Melrose Planta- 
tion. Her collection contained over 
140 scrapbooks, over 1200 folders 
of legal documents, land documents, 
and letters, over 100 bound volumes 
and numerous rare books. 

The Center started with Mrs. 
Henry's collection in Russell Li- 
brary. The collection was very small 

The most unusual piece in the 
archives is a scrapbook of hair clippings 
from the Henry Machen collection. 

in the library, but with the move to 
Watson Library in the mid 1970's, 
the ar- 
— — ^^— ^— ^— chives be- 
gan to 
John Mil- 
ton Price, 
the former 
s i t y 
began to 
and index 
all the col- 
^^^^^~^ — ^~~" donated to 
the Center. Mary Linn Bandaries, 
the present University Archivist, 
said,"Theestablishmentof the whole 
archives should be credited to John 


From a 1648 
legal docu- 
ment to a 
1947 highway 
plan for Shre- 
veport, the 
Center con- 
tains various 

Also the Cammie G.Henry Re- 
search Center collects materials from 
DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, Rapi- 
des, Caddo, Bossier, Red River, and 
Winn Parishes. However, the Cen- 
ter is open to donations from around 
the state. The Archives does have a 
collection of New Orleans' Phone 
Directories from 1870 to 1974. 

Another large collection at the 
Research Center is the Henry L. Ma- 
chen collection. The collection con- 
tains letters dadng back to the 1700's. 
One of the most unusual artifacts in 
the collection was a scrapbook of the 
Machen's children's hair clippings. 

The Center has a large collec- 
tion of photographs from the sur- 
rounding five parish area. "A lady 
came into the center and asked if 
there was an old theatre in Alexan- 
dria. I started looking through our 
photograph collection and found a 

picture of the theatre she was look- 
ing for," said Bandaries. 

Also located in the archives is 
a large map collection. Over 2080 
maps are on file ranging from city to 
state to national. The maps date 
back as far as the Colonial period. 

The Cammie G. Henry Re- 
search Center also maintains a large 
inventory of Louisiana documents 
ranging from annual reports from 
the Secretary of State's office to the 
1947 highway plans for the City of 
Shreveport. The center also has a 
collection of bound volumes of theses 
and dissertations that students at 
Northwestern have written. 

The oldest document in the 
archives is a 1648 legal document 
from England. 






200 Research Center 


Helen Hornwell Tanner, a visiting re- 
searcher from The Newberry Library in Chicago 
looks through the Commie G. Henry scrapbook 

This statue of an Indian woman was a con- 
troversial issue for some time because of her lack 
of clothing. 

Rows and rows of boxes filled with docu- 
ments line the shelves in the processing room of 
the Cammie G. Henry Research Center. 

Research Center 201 

Several students use the Com 
puter Lab located inside St. Denis. 

Post Office employee, Lanetia 
Spivey , uses one of the computers to 
enter post office box numbers for Post 
Office records. 

202 Computer Center 

New changes accompany move 

Computer Center 

In January of 1988, Larry 
tforrison took over the NSU Com- 
puter Center, which had major 
computer problems. Soon after 
aking over he began to coordinate 
vhat he calls "Phase One". 

Phase one consisted of sev- 
:ral parts. The first and most impor- 
ant was the move from the fourth 
loor of Kyser Hall to the centers 
tew location in St. Denis. The move 
ivas important for several reasons. 
located on the fourth floor of Kyser 
[tall, it was inconvenient for people 
|vho had to climb four flights of 
tairs to reach the center. It was also 
nconvenient for the center to re- 
ceive any shipments. The center 
lso needed to expand its computer 
processing power, however, the 
Ixisting center in Kyser Hall had 
little room for expansion. The move 
I Sl Denis brought with it ample 

space for expansion. 

St. Denis was at first opened 
as a dining hall and later was turned 
into a Department of Health and 
Human Resources office in 1978. In 
1984 St. Denis was left empty until 
the summer of 1988, when it was 
completely renovated by NSU staff. 

The other parts of 
Morrison's "Phase One" was to hire 
additional people to help keep the 
center running smoothly. Accord- 
ing to Morrison, NSU has hired 
three new people to work for the 
Computer Center. Morrison also 
said that the center would increase 
its hardware and software, and the 
Computer Center would also up- 
date the university's administrative 
program, Information Associates. 

"We'll be running the recent 
releases of all our hardware and 
software," Morrison said. 

There are two separate com- 
puter systems that will be combined 
in to one "network". The Computer 
Center does have the materials to 
start work on a third computer sys- 
tem. This "network" will double 
the computers' power and it will 
make the process of retrieving infor- 
mation a lot faster and a lot easier. 

The Computer Center is 
also "hooked up" to the Shreveport, 
Leesville, Alexandria, and Fort 
Polk campuses. All campuses 
can easily obtain information from 
the Center. Small libraries of soft- 
ware are kept at each campus. 

"The Center is maintain- 
ing about 125 computers around 
campus," said Morrison. 

Morrison said that the Com - 
puter Center will begin organizing 
several student computer labs 
through out the campus in addition 

to the student lab in the Computer 

"It is our intention to place 
labs where they belong," Morrison 

Morrison said that the move 
did not help out registration. The 
lines were longer, more people reg- 
istered, less people preregistered 
and the hot weather caused stu- 
dents waiting in long lines to be- 
come impatinent. All these factors 
did not help smooth the registration 

Morrison said, "We are 
going to improve registration." 

The Computer Center's new 
home is St. Denis. St. Denis is located 
across from the Post Office. 

Computer Center 203 


Potpourri Interview Series 



A candid conversation with Northwestern president. Dr. Robert Alost. 

Dr. Robert Alost first came to 
Northwestern as a student and later 
returned as a member of the faculty. 
Dr. Alost left Northwestern when he 
became involved with The Louisi- 
ana School for Arts and Sciences. 
He returned in 1986 as president of 

POTPOURRI: You worked at the 
Louisiana School for several years, 
what made you decide to work there? 
ALOST: I was invited to attend a 
Southern Regional Education Board 
Meeting at Hilton Head, South Caro- 
lina in 1980. We heard about a 
school being planned in North Caro- 
lina. And several members of the 
legislature, Jimmy Long was proba- 
bly the key person, said if I'd write 
the proposal(for the Louisiana 
School's creation) they would get 
the legislation passed. So I got busy 
writing the proposal and the more I 
got involved the more excited I 
became. When they took applicants, 
I put my name in the pile. I might 
also add that I worked there for four 
years and I really enjoyed it. 
POTPOURRI: How long have you 

been at Northwestern? 
ALOST: Well, I first came here as a 
teacher back in 1963 and then from 
1982 to '86 I was at the Louisiana 
School. I have been president since 

POTPOURRI: When Northwest- 
ern offered you the job of president, 
why did you accept it? 
ALOST: I guess I was egotistical. I 
knew I could turn it(Northwestern) 
around. I felt like I owed this place 
a lot. Northwestern has really meant 
a tremendous amount to me and my 
family. My wife is a graduate of 
Northwestern, and my two older sons 
attended and graduated from North- 
western. My third son is still in high 
school and I'm sure he'll come to 

Northwestern was in pretty bad 
shape. Most of it, I think, was that 
they didn't work as hard as they 
should have and maybe didn't care 
as much as some of us do. The 
Alumni are starting to come back to 
Northwestern and we're really ex- 
cited about that. We had a reunion of 
people who had graduated over sixty 
years ago. There were about sixty to 

seventy people there, some of whom 
had graduated seventy years ago. 
POTPOURRI: What was one of 
the first things you did as president 
of Northwestern? 

ALOST: Well, we had so many 
financial problems that we had to 
reduce the number of employees. 
Then we looked at some reorganiza- 
tion, really tried to get the recruiting 
aspect going. We asked Georgia 
Beasley to get involved in the re- 
cruiting part and we put some money 
into the recruiting of students and 
it's paid off. 

POTPOURRI: What are your 
thoughts about increasing enroll- 

ALOST: The freshmen class has 
really taken over the place. The 
quality of the students is so good. I 
think mat will multiply many times 
over because word of mouth is really 
the best advertisement. If 
they(students) are satisfied, if they 
like, if they feel they're part of 
something that is developing then 
they'll encourage others to come. 

I was very pleased with the 
enrollment. I was more impressed 

with the quality than the number. 
Most people want to be associated 
with a winner. 

POTPOURRI: Why didNorthwest- 
ern form Scholars' College? 
ALOST: When we first started with 
the Louisiana School, we had a 
concept of a college aspect of it. So 
we just picked up on what we had 
been planing all along and pursued it 
with the legislature and the Board of 
Regents. There were seven propos- 
als written and our proposal was 
selected as the school where the 
Scholars' College should be. Gover- 
nor Roemer feels there should be a 
consortium of two or three schools 
in the state. They're looking at the 
University of New Orleans, LSU- 
BRandus. It's an exciting concept. 
It has not been funded like it should 
be. Right now all of our education is 
crippled because of budget cuts. 
POTPOURRI: Has any of Gover- 
nor Roemer's budget cuts affected 

ALOST: Yes, we've lost about two 
million dollars in the last few years. 
We have had five cuts in the last five 
years, but at the same time we've 

"I was very pleasedwith the enrollment. 1 wasmore 
impressed with the quality than the number. Most 
people want to be associated with a winner." 

204 Dr. Alost 

"I had a student call me after the State Fair game 
and she said, 7 know Northwestern has no school 
Monday, but what about Scholars' College?' I 
said, 'Sweetheart, you are Northwestern.'" 

"I felt like I owed this place a lot. Northwestern has 
really meant a tremendous amount to me and my 

increased enrollement by fifteen 
hundred . It's already affected us 
and probably will, if additional cuts 
are down the road. The national 
average on amount spent per student 
per year is about four thousand dol- 
lars. Louisiana's average is about 
twenty-two hundred. We're about 
twenty-three hundred dollars. So 
we are just a little more than half of 
what the rest of the southeastern 
United States is doing. 

We talked to people at the 
American Association of State Col- 
leges and Universities meeting in 
Flagstaff, Arizona and every school 
is very comparable to Northwest- 
em. We have a budget of about 
twenty-eight million, fourteen of it 
we get from the state. A few years 
ago we got sixteen million from the 
state. Those schools who are just 
about the same size as Northwestern 
have a forty-five million dollar 
budget. So what can you do? That's 
a problem. 

POTPOURRI: Any tuition in- 
creases in the future? 
ALOST: No, if you talk about state 
support, Louisiana is down at the 
bottom. If you look at tuition, Lou- 
isiana is up at the top. We're at the 
top. We can't afford to raise tuition. 
We get about half of our funding 

from the state. It used to be almost 
70%. So we're out of balance. Our 
budget in '86 was about twenty- 
eight million. Our self-initiated funds 
went up because of the federal dol- 
lars we were eligible to receive for 
Pell Grants due to the increase in en- 
rollment. Our total budget went 
down which means our state dollars 
went down. No, we don't want an 
increase in tuition. We really want 
the state to increase its share of fund- 

POTPOURRI: Your thoughts on 
Northwestern students feeling left 
out because of Scholars College. 
ALOST: Well, I don't understand 
it We try to treat everyone the same. 
I had a student call me after the State 
Fair game and she said.T know 
Northwestern has no school Mon- 
day, but what about Scholars Col- 
lege?' I said, 'Sweetheart, you are 

POTPOURRI: What would you say 
has been your greatest accomplish- 

ALOST: Our greatest accomplish- 
ment has been bringing credibility 
back to Northwestern. That was not 
easy to do. Maybe I shouldn't say 
this but I will, the Scholars College 
probably did die most to bring credi- 
bility to North western. Without it 


we could have done it, but it would 
have taken longer. You hear people 
all over the state saying, 'I can't be- 
lieve Northwestern has that many 
freshmen with an ACT average of 
eighteen and above.' We had an 
average of fourteen. When you had 
an ACT average of fourteen, you've 
got to do something. Students want 
to be around other intelligent stu- 
dents. Students that will be here four 
years from now, students that have 
something to hold on to, students 
that feel like they have contributed 
to something, students that get in- 
volved, that's the kind of people 
students want to be around. 

I'm convinced we need to do 
more for students. I want to start a 
club program where we provide 
sponsors for clubs. You name it. We 
got bird watching, hunting, fishing, 
canoeing. We need to expand that. 
That's real collegiate activities. We 
need to get those things started. And 
as soon as we get a little money 
we're going to do that. We're going 
to put the money were the students 

"We've lost about two million dollars in 
the last few years. We have had five cuts 
in the last five years. We have a budget 
of about twenty -eight million, fourteen 
of it we get from the state. A few years 
ago we got sixteen million from the 

Dr. Alost 205 





Potpourri Interview Series 

Dr. Graham 

A candid conversation with Northwestern's Vice-President of Academic 
Affairs, Dr. Edward Graham. 

Vice-President of Aca- 
demic Affairs Dr. Edward 
Graham is a graduate of Uni- 
versity of California-Berkeley 
andLSU. He has been atNSU 
for fourteen years. Dr. Gra- 
ham was Dean of the College 
of Arts and Science before be- 
coming Vice-President under 
Dr. Alost. 

POTPOURRI: With all the 
changes that have occurred under 
Dr. Alost's administration, would 
you say it's been a team effort? 
GRAHAM: Under Dr. Alost, 
we've approached everything as a 
team. Basically we've worked to- 
gether. Take Scholars' College. Dr. 
Alost wrote the proposal and a team, 
including himself, set down the guide 
lines. And I think people felt good 

about what they had done. 
POTPOURRI: Would you say 
that Scholars' College was a worth- 
while effort? 

GRAHAM: Well, yes. When 
you see the discussion between the 
students and their instructor, you 
know it was a worthwhile effort. 
We, in four years, are not going to be 
able to teach you everything you 
need to know. It isn't that a college 
education is all facts and figures. 
More important is learning how to 
study and how to continue learning. 
That' s more important than just facts. 
Now those are the goals that we tried 
to set in Scholars' College. It's 
something we try to do in a regular 
university, as well. But because of 
the smallness and the flexibility of 
Scholars' College, and because 
they (students of Scholars' College) 
can respond to it, gives them the 

POTPOURRI: Has Scholars' 
College brought more credibility to 

GRAHAM: Yes, it was one facet 
of a broad response we made to the 
problems of the university. Percep- 
tion is more important than reality, 
and perception was hurting us. 
Certainly Scholars' College helped 
to change that perception. 
POTPOURRI: What are your 
thoughts about the increasing en- 

GRAHAM: Well, it's great. It 
has created problems we've never 
had before. But they're the good 
kind of problems. Obviously, park- 
ing is a problem. Meeting all the 
classes has become a problem. We 
have to be careful that we don't 
allow our success to be overcome 
those problems. I think the enroll- 
ment is great. 
POTPOURRI: What exactly 

does Vice-President of Academic 
Affairs do? 

GRAHAM: Well, basically, the 
Office of Academic Affairs deals 
with student regulations inside the 
classroom. My office is in charge of 
the Computer Center. We also watch 
over the different departments. We 
now have the admissions depart- 
ment under me and we are really 
looking forward to that. If you want 
to look at it this way, everything that 
is not under Dr. Haley is under me. 
POTPOURRI: What has been 
your greatest accomplishment in this 

GRAHAM: Well, that's hard to 
say. I think our greatest accomplish- 
ment at the university has to be the 
fact that we turned Northwestern 
around. I think Scholars' College 
helped us do that. We've brought 
prestige and creditability back to 

"We've brought prestige and creditability 
back to NSU." 

206 Dr. Graham 

"It isn't that a college education is all facts 
and figures. More important is learning how to 
study and how to continue learning." 

"Perception is more important than reality, 
and perceptionwas hurting us. Certainly Scholars' 
College helped to change that perception." 


Dr. Haley 

A candid conversation with Northwestern' s Vice-President of University Af- 
fairs, Dr. James Haley. 

Dr. James Haley, who 
was Superintendent of Beau- 
regard Parish schools before 
being appointed Vice-Presi- 
dent of University Affairs in 
1986, served as adjunct pro- 
fessor for Northwestern ' s Fort 
Polk campus. He also was a 
teacher and coach for seven- 
teen years in DeRidder, 
Winnfield, and Baton Rouge. 

POTPOURRI: Where did you 
attend college? 

HALEY: I came here, North- 

POTPOURRI: And what was 
your major? 

HALEY: I majored in Health and 
Physical Education. 
POTPOURRI: Which degrees 

did you receive at Northwestern? 
HALEY: I earned my bachelors, 
masters, and my doctorate here. 
POTPOURRI: With all the 
changes that have occurred at North- 
western since the new administra- 
tion came into being, would you say 
it's been a team effort? 
HALEY: Yes, it's just been a 
team effort. We've all worked to- 
gether these last few years, and we've 
worked pretty hard. 
POTPOURRI: Your thoughts 
on Northwestern students feeling left 
out because of Scholars' College. 
HALEY: I haven't heard much 
about it. I haven't had any students 
talk to me about it. It's a facet of the 
university that the president is really 
interested in and interested in mak- 
ing it grow. The only thing I know is 
what I've read in the Current Sauce. 
But no student has been talking to 

me directly about it. 
POTPOURRI: What does the 
University Affairs Office do? 
HALEY: It's hard to say exactly 
what I do. I'm in charge of every- 
thing that's not academics, which 
includes the budget, housing, and 
food service. All that is under me. 
Grounds, maintenance, and person- 
nel, that's under me, too. Really, 
everything that is not academics, 
which Dr. Graham is in charge of, is 
under me. 

POTPOURRI: What would you 
say your greatest challenge has been? 
HALEY: Probably the greatest 
challenge is just trying to balance 
the budget every year. 
POTPOURRI: How do you 
feel about state cuts in funding for 

HALEY: It's been tough. It's 
tough to run a university when you 

make out a budget and half way 
through the year it gets cut. I've been 
here three years and we've had five 
cuts. It's hard to plan. It's hard to 
build on something when you don't 
really know how much money you 
are going to have at the end of the 

POTPOURRI: What has been 
one of your greatest accomplish- 
ments since you've held this office? 
HALEY: That would be hard to 
say. I suppose the increase in stu- 
dent enrollment is the greatest thing 
that has happened to the university. 
At that time admissions was under 
me. In the last six months it has been 
transferred to Dr. Graham and his 
department. I think the increase has 
done a lot to improve the image of 
the university. Physical appearance 
and the academics have improved 
because of the increasing enrollment. 

"Really, everything that is not academics, 
which Dr. Graham is in charge of, is under me." 

"I think the increase has done a lot to im- 
prove the image of the university." 

"We've all worked together..." 

Dr. Haley 207 


208 Education 


Preserving Louisiana education at... 

The Center for the History 
of Louisiana Education 

Recognizing the fact that ev- 
ery facet of life through every era of 
this state's history has been influ- 
enced by the education system of 
Louisiana, the state legislature passed 
an act to establish a center to pre- 
serve Louisiana's educational heri- 
tage. This center opened in 1979 and 
was placed at Northwestern State 
University because of its rich and ef- 
fective role in education. 

The Center for the History of 
LouisianaEducation was staffed with 
Maxine Southerland, serving as the 
director of thecenter. The staff started 
out in the Teacher Education Center 
with just a hand full of artifacts. 
After three short weeks the staff at 
the Center knew they need more 
space to house their rapidly growing 
collection of education relics. With 
Dean Robert Alost's approval, the 
center moved to the oldest building 
on the Northwestern campus, 
Caldwell Hall. 

The Museum grew rapidly 
because of the generous donations of 
educators, schools, and organizations 
across the state. Soon nine rooms in 
Caldwell Hall were filled with price- 


We have education to 
thank for where we are 

-Maxine Southerland 


less photographs, books, maps, tapes, 
charts, machines and other related 
artifacts that told the story of the 
birth and growth of education in 

"Nine rooms of artifacts, can 
you imagine how much history was 

in those nine rooms," said Director 
of the Center Maxine Southerland. 

Shortly after the move to 
Caldwell Hall, the Center for the 
History of Louisiana Education 
acquired a one room school house, 
the Nichols School, built in 1906. 
The building was moved to the 
Northwestern campus, restored, and 
filled with relics that were typical of 
that period. Several former teachers 
of the school were interviewed and 
much of its history was recorded. 

After a 1982 fire destroyed 
Caldwell Hall, the Center returned 
to the Teacher Education Center. 
Today, the Center displays thirty- 
seven differentkinds of school desks, 
a collection of McGuffey readers, 
spellers and readers of all kinds, 
hundreds of photographs, a collec- 
tion of school bells, and a display of 
science equipment all of which were 
used in early schools throughout the 

The Science display includes 
many priceless items used to leach sci- 

Just one of the thirty-seven dif- 
ferent kinds of school desks that the 
Center has in its possession. 

A 1910 photograph of Caldwell 
Hall and the entire enrollment of the 
Louisiana Slate Normal School. This 
photograph is one of many like it on 
display in the Center. 

Education 209 

Dr. Austin Temple, head of the 
Department of Mathematics, is in charge of the 
Math Proficiency Exams. 

Kim Sepulvado, Yvonne Bernucho, 

and Dawn Morris take the Junior Math Pro- 
ficiency Exam. 

210 Junior Proficiency Exams 

Excellence in mathematics is tested by 

Math Proficiency Exam 

The Junior Math Proficiency 
Exam is given by every university 
under the state board, the LSU sys- 
tem and the Southern system. Stu- 
dents are required to take the test be- 
fore graduation. 

"It's statewide. It's not pecu- 
liar to any one institution or any one 
of the boards. It's a mandated policy 
that is required by the Louisiana 
Board of Regents," said Dr. Austin 
Temple, head of the Department of 
Mathematics and director of the math 
proficiency exam. 

The test is pass-fail only, and 
can be taken as many times as the 
student wishes. If the student fails 
the test, his score is not recorded. If 
the student passes the test, a letter is 
sent to the registrar's office where 
the test score is recorded on the 

student's transcripts. 

The Math Proficiency Exam 
strictly alge- 
bra. Ac- 
cording to 
Dr. Temple, 
about 90% 
of the mate- 
rial on the 
test is cov- 
ered in Math 


ing to the 

Board poli- 
cies, the test should be taken during 
a student's junior year in college. 
However, Dr. Temple encourages 
students to take the exam early so 
that they do not forget their math 

About 90% 
of the mate- 
rial on the test 
is covered in 
Math 105. 


"What I have been telling stu- 
dents is to take the test as soon as 
they get out of Math 105. They're 
going to know more mathematics at 
that time than if they wait for two 
more years. Especially for people in 
an area where they 're not exposed to 
a lot of math," said Temple. 

Dr. Temple said there is no 
prerequisite to take the test, but he 
does ask students to complete Math 
105 before taking the test. 

The exam not only helps stu- 
dents but the university as well. 
These tests help to improve a stu- 
dents writing and math skills and it 
helps the university to evaluate its 
math instructors. The exam helps to 
let the state know the university is 
accountable for what is being taught. 

"I think these exams establish 
a certain amount of uniformity. I 
think a kid who has a college degree 
should have a certain amount of 
proficiency in mathematics," said 

At Northwestern scores have 
shown that around 80 to 85% have 
passed the Math Proficiency Exam. 
According to Dr. Temple, there are 
much harder exams given through 
out the state. "You'll find that there 
are some tests that are much more 
difficult in the state and some tests 
that are much easier. I would say 
Northwestern ' s exam is about in the 

"I've been very pleased with 
the results of the Math Proficiency 
Exam," said Dr. Temple. 

Robert Pickett prepares to take the exam. 

Junior Proficiency Exam 211 


Miriam Therese Brown 

Psychology May 1989 

Student Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa, Argus, SAS, 

Psychology Club, Psi Chi, Council of Ye Revels, Amnesty 


Elaine Burleigh 

Nursing May 1989 

SGA Freshman Senator, SGA Senator at Large,Purple 

Jackets, Sigma Kappa Social Chairman, Baptist Student 

Union, Dean's List, Student Nurses Association president 

and secretary 



Silvia Claud 

Elementary Education May 1989 
Sigma Kappa historian, Purple Jackets, Residential 
Assistant, Catholic Youth Organization president and 
secretary, Dorm Bible Study 

Randall Allen Crow 

Business Administration May 1989 

Kappa Alpha president , Blue Key National Honor 

Society, NSU Yell leader, Society for the Advancement 

of Management, IFC representative 

212 Who's Who 

Lynn Every 

Nursing May 1989 

Phi Mu, Warrington Campus Council, Student Nurses 

Membership Association president, Student Nurses 

Association state officer, Purple Jackets Honor Society 

secretary-treasurer, Baptist Student Union, Sigma Theta 


Latisha Anne Fair 

History May 1989 
Phi Alpha Theta public relations officer and vice presi- 
dent, Holy Cross Catholic Student Center Prayer Group 

core leader, Phi Kappa Phi 

Carole Lynne Hampshire 

History May 1989 

Phi Alpha Theta vice president and president, Sigma Tau 

Delta, Alpha Mu Gamma 

Jill Horton 

Elementary Education May 1989 

Dean's lis) 

David LaVere 

History May 1989 

Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Anthropology Club 

secretary-treasurer, SGA senator-at-large,CwrreArt Sauce 

editor 1980-81, KNWD 1979-81 news director and disc 


Patrick A. LeBIanc 

Nursing December 1988 

Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Kappa Epsilon social chairman, Phi 

Kappa Phi, Warrington Campus Council senator and 

president, Student Nurses Association fund raising 

chairman, Purple Jackets, Sigma Theta Tau Nurses Honor 



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Aubra Lane Lee 

History May 1989 

Tau Kappa Epsilon representative and alumni liaison, 
Alpha Mu Gamma, Phi Alpha Theta, Anthropology Club 
treasurer, IFC representative, Natchitoches Geneological 
and Historical Association 

Danya Bowker Lee 

History May 1989 

Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Purple Jackets, Phi 

Alpha Theta, Alpha Mu Gamma, Anthropology Club vice 

president and president, Geology Club vice president 



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Tessia Carla Lee 

Nursing December 1988 

Student Nurses Association, Purple Jackets vice president, 

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Theta Tau, Dean's List 

Leah C. Luck 

English/ French Education May 1989 

Purple Jackets, Alpha Mu Gamma president, Le Cercle 

Francais secretary, vice president and president, University 

Choir, Dean's List 





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Mary K. Mayo 

Nursing December 1988 

Purple Jackets president, Sigma Theta Tau, National 

Student Nurses Association 

Gail E. Rabinowitz 

Nursing December 1988 
Purple Jackets, Dean's List, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta 


214 Who's Who 

Not Pictured: Melissa K. Canales, Kelley D. Henderson, Shwu-Fen Lee, 

Kelley L. Robertson 

Business Administration May 1989 
Sigma Kappa standards board.scholarship chairman, 
historian, and president, Purple Jackets public relations 
office, Alpha Lambda Delta, SGA public relations chair- 
man, SAB, Sigma Tau Gamma Rose Court, International 
Students Association public relations chairman 

Cynthia R. Ross 

Child Psychology May 1989 

Sigma Sigma Sigma treasurer, Phi Kappa Phi, Purple 

Jackets president, Young Democrats, Psychology Club, 

Circle K, 1987 Homecoming Court, Rho Chi, Dean's List 

Kellie Shot well 

English Education May 1989 
Purple Jackets, Sigma Sigma Sigma panhellenic represen- 
tative and intramural chairman, Dean's List, Four year 
letterman-Softball, Softball captain, Academic AJ1- 
American, Dorm Council 

Carole Lynn Smith 

Psychology, Elementary Education December 1988 

Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Mu scholarship chairman, picture 

chairman, standards committee,and treasurer, Psychology 

Club publicity chairman, Psi Chi, Cane River Belles, 

Purple Jackets 

Laura Powell-Strahan 

Elementary Education May 1989 

Alpha Lambda Delta treasurer, Phi Kappa Phi, LACUS, 

LAESP, Dean's List 

Rhonda Verzwyvelt 

Social Studies December 1988 
NSU Cenla Alumni Association 

Mary Middlebrooks, Leonard Parker,Claire Cooper Rebouche, Camille Shelfo 

Who's Who 215 

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Edited by Janelle Ainsworth 

216 Jndividuais 



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Individuals 217 

Faculty I Staff 

Allen, Arthurs. 


Allen, Carol G. 


Allen, Jerry L. 


Airhart, Arlene 

Director of Nursing Education 

Ballenger, Grady 

Scholars' College 

Banalaries, Mary 

Barridge, B.D. 

Beardon, I. 
Beasley, Georgia B. 

Director of Admissions/Recanting 

Bitowski, Billie 


Blancheck, NorAnn 


Bonner, Catherine 

Language Arts 

Boone, Judy 


Bostick, Lisa 

Lab School 

Bosworth, Alice 

Language Arts 

Boutte, Harold 

Director of Housing 

Boutte, John 


Boyd, Bernadette 


Boyd, Bertrand 


Brent, William 


Brown, Roya! A. 

Military Science 
Bryant, Bill 

Burns, Thomas A. 

Burroughs, Sara 
Language Arts 
Cameron, Neil 
Language Arts 

Chadick, Stan 


Chand, Chitkara 


Christensen, Fern 


Christensen, Raymond L. 

Industrial Technology 

Cochran, Kathleen 

Home Economics 


Coker, Gordon E. 

Continuing Education Head 

Cole, Reatha D. 

Recruiting Counselor 

Covington, Thomas 


Creighton, Walter 


Crossno, Virginia 

Home Economics 

Damato, Jean 

Scholars' College 
Davis, Colleen M. 

Davis, William A. 

Decker, Celia 
Home Economics 
Dennis, Sandra 
Nursing Education 

Dennis, William H. 

Industrial Technology 
Dickens, Bill 
Health and PE 
Dobbins, David A. 

Durlabhji, Subhash 
Durr, Daniel 
Military Science 

Elliot, R. Stephen 


Eppler, Thomas L. 

Industrial Technology 

Fite, Beth 


Fleming, A. Thomas 


Fletcher, Mona 


Gilbert, Raymond M. 

Gillan, Robert 
Gregory, Hiram F. 

History/Social Science 
Hall, Hurst 
Human Services Head 
Hargrove, Stephanie 

Military Science 

Harmon, Fred 

Military Science 

Harper, Grady 


Hayes, Beth 


Hernandez, Barbara M. 


Himaya, M. A. 


Individuals 219 


Holman, Sheila V. 

Hunt, William 

Ingram, Lucille 
Language Arts 
Jackson, Terry 
James, Elise P. 
External Affairs Coordinator 

Jarred, Ada D. 


Johnson, Maxine 


Johnson, Pauline T. 


Jolley, Greg 

Military Science 

Junkin, George 


Keenan, Charlie 


Kilcoyne, Margaret 


Landon, Leroy 


Landry, Abbie 


Lewis, Edwina 

Lab School 

Lin, C.James 

Lindsay, Leon 
McBride, Cheryl 
Home Economics 
McCalla, Sandra 
McConathy, Bill 
Registrar's Office 

McCorkle, De Ann 
Language Arts 
McFerrin, Anita 
McSwain, Doris 
McVey, Jackie 
Marks, Norton 

Mayeaux, Sissie 

Misuraca, Sam A. 
Molstad, Susan 
Health and PE 
Moore, J. Drew 
Lab School 
Murphy, Elwanda 
Lab School 

220 Individuals 


Journalism Teacher Brings 
High Hopes For Future 

As Northwestern started a new 
academic year so did the journalism 
department. With the help of new 
journalism teacher Leon Lindsay, 
journalism majors have what ap- 
pears to be a very promising future. 

Bom and raised in Natchito- 
ches, Lindsay is quite familiar with 
the campus. His education began 
here with the first grade and conun- 
ued until he acquired a bachelor's 
degree in journalism from the Lou- 
isiana State Normal College. At that 
lime this campus was only a fraction 
of its present size and enrollment 
was considerably lower. 

Soon after, Lindsay received a 
master's degree in journalism from 
the University of Missouri where he 
later taught. Having also taught at 
Arlington State University in Texas 
and Kansas State University, Lind- 
say is definitely not a stranger to the 

Before beginning his career in 
the classroom, Leon Lindsay served 
as an editorial writer for an interna- 
tionally acclaimed newspaper, The 
ChristianScience Monitor. This job 
was located in Boston and lasted 
nearly twenty-five years. On the 
Monitor, he served as an assistant 

national editor, a city editor for eleven 
years, a regional correspondent in 
AUanta for three years, and two years 
as a regional correspondent in San 

Prior to working for The Baton 
Rouge Morning Advocate and The 
St. Louis Globe Democrat, Lindsay 
served as Sports Editor for the Alex- 
andria Daily Town Talk. 

Now with his position on the 
NSU campus, Lindsay thoroughly 
enjoys teaching the classes of 
Ncwswriting 1 and 2, Editing, and 
, Journalism Ethics. Lindsay says, "I 
hope to be able to impart some basic 
news media skills to my students 
and help them understand the news 
media by sharing my experiences 
with them." 

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Murphy, Rivers 


Ntlles, William 

Language Arts 
Nye, Brian T. 
Military Science 
Norman, Paralee 
Language Arts 
Oberle, Ann 
Pace, Jack 
Paraham, Greg 

Parker, Tanya 
Pearce, Lindaree 
Phifer, Curtis 
Scholars' College 

Mr. Leon Lindsay lakes the time out 
of his busy schedule to pose for a 
I picture for our yearbook. 

Individauls 221 


Pine, Clint 


Pippin, Roland 


Pitt, Dudley R. 


Ponder, Joyce 

Lab School 

Price, John 


Reynolds, Robert 

Military Science 

Richards, Kathy 


Roach, Scott 


Rodriguez, Galindo 


Rose, Richard 


Samet, Jan 

Samet, Tom 
Scholars' College 
Scoggins, David 
Health and PE 
Scott, Craig 
Shaw, Bill H. 
Industrial Technology 

Smiley, Barry 

Smith, Jo Ann 
Smith, Susan 
Testing Center 
Smith, Tony 

Stalling, Dick 

Sturman, Janet 

Scholars' College 
Temple, Austin 

Therien, Nate 
Scholars' College 
Thompson, Patricia 

Thomas, Wesley 
Military Science 

Toussaint, Roosevelt 


Viers, Charlie 


Whitehead, Tommy 

Language Arts 

Williams, Anita 


Williams, Jerry 

Health and PE 

222 Individuals 


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Dean of Education 

Comes Home 

In a way, Dr. Sandra McCalla 

iscominghome. She graduated from 
Northwestern in 1960 and has now 
returned to her alma mater to serve 
as the new Head of the Department 
of Education. 

However, she has noticed that 
not much has changed since her first 
stay. Aside from the obvious physi- 
cal differences, such as the addition 
of new buildings and the renovation 
of old ones, Dr. McCalla still sees 
the university's "warmth and genu- 
ine interest in people and helping to 
achieve their goals and aspirations." 

"I sense a strong commitment 
at NSU — both the division of edu- 
cation and the administration are 
willing to take risks to make life 
better." In her new job, Dr. McCalla 
shares mat commitment, bringing 
with her many years of experience 
as both a mathematics teacher and 
an award-winning principal of an 
award-winning school. 

"I have an interest in teacher 
education. I want to train teachers to 
teach," she says with an enthusiastic 
smile. "We're going to need a change 
in education to get ourselves started, 
but it's all going to shake out." Some 
of her immediate plans for the edu- 
cation division include "fine-tuning" 
the curriculum and addressing stu- 
dent study skills. 

She also plans to keep the 
department certified. "You can't 
just clean house when you're ex- 
pecting company," she remarked, 
going on to point out that she will 
work to keep the division's ongoing 
certification the best it can be. 

Dr. McCalla returned to North- 

western when President Robert Alost 
offered her the position. "Alost is a 
great ambassador of the campus — I 
admire him for what he does here." 
Before she accepted the job, how- 
ever, she spent some time at NSU: "I 
went into the dorms and talked with 
the students," she recalls. ."They 
were proud to be here and really 
enjoyed Northwestern." 

Originally from Shreveport, 
Dr. McCalla made Natchitoches her 
residence after she accepted her new 
position. "I was advised, however, 
to wait until the movie was over 
before I started looking for a home." 

Dr. McCalla graduated from 
NSU in 1960 with a Bachelor's 
Degree in mathematics, going on to 
the University of Northern Colo- 

rado to receive her Master's Degree 
in Instruction and Curriculum. She 
then obtained her Doctor of Educa- 
tion degree in Education Admini- 
stration from Texas A & M in 1987. 
Serving as principal of Cap- 
tain Shreve High School in Shre- 
veport from 1979 to 1988 brought 
her many honors and awards, in- 
cluding the titles of Louisiana High 
School Principal of the Year for 1987 
and Caddo Educator of the Year in 
1984. Under Dr. McCalla 's leader- 
ship, Captain Shreve was designated 
as a Model School in 1983 by the 
United States Office of Education 
and in 1985, she was presented with 
the National Association of Secon- 
dary School Principals' Outstand- 
ing Principal Award. 

Willis, Olive A. 

Graduate School 
Wolfe, Lisa 
Scholars' College 
Woodard, Brenda 
Industrial Technology 
Yankowski, Michael 

Young, Amanda 

Individuals 223 

Graduates I Seniors 

Adams, Marvin G. 

Natchitoches Sr 
Adams, Tracy 
Shreveport Sr 
Affeltranger, Cindy S. 
Tioga Sr 

Ahmad, Shujauddin 
Austin, TX St 
Akuno, Emily A. 
Kenya Sr 

Alexander, Earl 

Shreveport Sr 
Mired, Kristin 
Mansfield Sr 
Anderson, Detra L. 
Alexandria Sr 
Anderson, Kimberly A. 
Florien Sr 
Anding, James M. 
Natchitoches Sr 

Angely, Rhonda 
Stonewall Sr 
Ashcroft, Patricia B. 
Winnfield Grd 
Aymond, Vanessa G. 

Balentine, Twyla D. 
Houghton Sr 
Bari, Richard S. 
San Francisco, CA Sr 

Basco, Linadaire 
Many Sr 

Baudoin, Elizabeth 
Shreveport Sr 
Beck, Margaret E. 
Campti Sr 
Benjamin, Mary 
Pollock Sr 

Blackston, Chandra J. 
Natchitoches Sr 

Blakeway, Sandra A. 

Anacoco Sr 
Bowen, Kim R. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Broadway, Judith A. 
Robeline Sr 
Brown, Brent A. 
Alexandria Sr 
Brown, Brian O. 
New Iberia Sr 

Brown, Christy 

Alexandria Sr 
Brown, Denise 
Mansfield Sr 
Brown, Jimi L. 

Monroe Grd 
Brown, Juanita F. 
Natchitoches Sr 

Brown, Miriam 

Kenner Sr. 

224 Individuals 


Graduates/ Seniors 

Brown, Rudgerick V. 

Shreveporl Sr 
Burleigh, Elaine 
Opelousas Sr 
Burns, Brenda K. 
Texarkana, AK Sr 
Burke, Paula 
Cottonport Grd 
Burr, Janice L. 
Mansfield Sr 

Canales, Melissa 

New Llano Sr 
Cannon, Angela G. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Cardwell, Christine 
Shreveporl Sr 
Chamberlain, Sheryl 
Mooringsport Sr 
Chandler, Miranda 
Bossier City Sr 

50 Years of Changes 

The faces are the same but the 
appearance is not. On Saturday, 
October 1 , the Louisiana State Nor- 
mal School Class of 1938 held their 
golden reunion. Many of these men 
and women had not seen each other 
since May of 1938. Each person 
viewed Northwestern in his or her 
own way. 

Northwestern has changed in 
many ways since the spring of '38. 
Many of the original buildings have 
either burned down or been de- 
stroyed. Better and newer dormito- 
ries have been built. Iberville and 
the Student Union have replaced the 
one dining hall that NSU had in 
1938. Even the name has changed. 
Northwestern was originally called 
Louisiana State Normal School. It 
was then changed to Northwestern 
State College and in 1970 North- 
western received its present name. 

Aswell Conly of Coushatta, a 
'38 graduate of with a degree in 
commerce said, "I recognize just a 
few buildings. That's the President's 
home and the old mess hall. The 
mess hall served only one meal a 
day at dinner and it was good." 

Georgia Hampton Goodwin, a 
lifelong resident of Natchitoches, 
was also present at the reunion. Mrs. 
Goodwin said, "When I went to 

school here, the dormitories did not The changes made between 1938 

have names and they were all and 1988 are numerous to say the 

grouped together. The four dorms least. One can only imagine what 

on campus were labeled A.B.C.and changes will take place Dy the year 

D. I lived inc." 2038. 

lidisun Steward, left, and Wayne Wil- 
liams enjoy looking back on all Oie 
progress maile in the past 50 years. 

Individuals 225 

Graduates! Seniors 

Claud, Silvia A. 
Germany Sr 
Clemens, Amanda 
Shreveport Sr 
Clifton, Jerry V. 
Pea Ridge, NC Sr 
Cofield, Rosezila 
Natchitoches Sr 
Collins, Deborah K. 
Bentley Sr 

Conley, Arementa 
LeCompte Sr 
Conly, Tammy 
Bossier City Sr 
Cook, Thelma S. 
Many Sr 

Cooper, Edgar K. 
Emerson, AR Sr 
Cox, Anne 
Atlanta Sr 

Cox, Kimberly A. 

Many Sr 

Crow, Randall A. 

Little Rock, AR Sr 

Cunningham, Juandalynn G. 

Greenville, MS Grd 

Dale, Sonja R. 

Pensacola FL Sr 

Dance, Myrl G. 

Alexandria Sr 

Darby, Terrle 

Shreveport Sr 
Davis, Mark A. 
Pineville Sr 
Demery, Theresa C. 
Natchitoches Grd 
Deshotels, Lesseley 
Opelousas Sr 
Dezendorf, Adrienne A. 
Natchitoches Sr 

DiDonato, Juan M. 

Venezuela Sr 
Digirolamo, Tonia 
Baton Rouge Sr 
Dupre, Dan J. 
Houma Sr 
Duty, Russell W. 
Alto TX Sr 
Doirou, Valerie M. 
Denham Springs Sr 

Evans, Andrew F. 
Shreveport Grd 
Fair, Latisha A. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Falrchild, Darrell W. 
St. Gabriel Sr 
Faust, Felicia R. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Ferguson, John D. 
Bunkie Sr 

226 Individuals 

Graduates! Seniors 

Freeman, William H. 

Natchitoches Sr 
Franklin, Lajuana S. 
Alexandria Sr 
Frasher, Mary K. 
Leesville Sr 
Fryar, Kent 
Gorum Sr 

Gentry, Angela G. 
Many Sr 

Gernhauser, Kirsten R. 
New Orleans Sr 
Gosey, Marilyn 
Many Sr 

Guenthen, Lisa M. 
Bossier City Sr 
Guldry, Karen A. 
Larose Cut-Off Si 
Haines, Allen L. 
Bryan Grd 

Dorm Sweet Dorm 

It is that dreaded time of year 
again - time for students to move 
back into dorm rooms. The "fun" of 
moving begins at home with trying 
to fit all the cardboard boxes into the 
car and then wondering if they should 
have rented a U-Haul truck! Upon 
arriving at the dorm each begins to 
move all of their things into rooms 
between stops to talk with friends. 
After making three hundred trips 

from the car to the dorm, students 
settle down in their "home away 
from home" only to realize that they 
have to try to find a place to put all of 
the junk that they just finished carry- 
ing in. By this time, most are totally 
exhausted so they decide to put off 
unpacking until the next day, or 
maybe the next, or the next . . . 

By the end of the semester, 
everyone is finally finished putting 
everything away only to realize that 

it is time to move out again. 

Kent LaBorde, Sopnomore 
from Mansura says "It is hard to 
keep your life in a suitcase for a 
couple of days while you move in or 
out of a dorm room. Moving out is 
harder because junk accumulates 
during the semester. All in all though, 
it is wort 1 living in the dorm iiself. 
Every college student should live in 
the dorm for at least a semester jusi 
for the exper.encc." 

" Bye Mom!" Jennifer Walsh hugs her 
biR fl u ffy Teddy Bear as she sils in her 
new dorm room with all of her belong- 
ings ready to be unpacked ami put away. 

Individuals 227 

Graduates! Seniors 

Hanson, Leah R. 

Winnfield Sr 
Harney, Claire E. 
Leesburg VA Grd 
Hataway, Keith W. 
Dry Prong Sr 
Hathorn, Chantelle L. 
Effie St 

Hebert, Francine E. 
Howna Sr 

Hedrick, Katira 

Ringgold Sr 
Henderson, Kelley D. 
Coney KS Sr 
Hicks, Kerren W. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Hill, Ronald E. 
West Palm Beach FL Sr 
Hoffman, Betty 
Metairie Sr 

It Takes a lot to Make 
Our Mark 

No matter how hard or how long we huff 

and puff and try to complete the pages for the 
yearbook on time, it is inevitable that we are 
not completing our duty until the Federal Ex- 
press employee is walking through Tommy 
Whitehead's door. 

We have used threat tactics such as the 
holding of grades or paychecks and even as- 
sumed aliases on the phone to get staff mem- 
bers up to our second floor Kyser home. It's 
not that we assign pages to be completed 
within several days but usually weeks ahead of 
time and still our trusted staff revels in putting 
in consecutive all-nighters the two days before 
we have to mail pages. 

And on these last-minute panic trips, we 
run around our office, campus, and often all 
over Natchitoches in search of missing copy 
and pictures. And yes, pictures often do pose 
the biggest problem for a Potpourri staff 
member; this involves tracking down a highly 
paid photographer, convince them that duty 
calls, have them take the picture and then 
spend an hour or so in our prehistoric dark- 
room developing and printing the picture to 
save the day. 

From our standpoint, there is absolutely no 
sense in putting all of the work off until the last 
night. This is what we term "unnecessary 
stress" for us all. For the staff member, this 
means conjuring up a feature or angle that's 
unique enough to have a place in the book, 

sensible enough to get it done in a short amount 
of time, and good enough to getbyouradviser's 
ever-watchful censoring eye and blue pencil. 
For us, as editors, this act of procrastination 
means only headaches, fits of frustration, de- 
liberation over whether or not we will actually 
make the deadline, and staying up past the staff 
to check and recheck several hundred pages. 
But we cannot leave you thinking that we 
do not benefit from our publication experi- 
ences. No-no, if it were not for these times of 
fruitful deliberation over pages, we would be 
lonely students with desk jobs somewhere ob- 
scure on our magnanimous campus. For as 

many hours we work in frustration, we have 
many more of enjoyment with the staff mem- 
bers who understand our fits of rage and appre- 
ciate us for this quality. Meanwhile we cannot 
thank enough those dedicated to both us and 
their job. These are the staff members who 
crawl out of bed at all hours of the night and 
day to finish the work of others. 

And so as we box up our pages, it is only 
ourselves and one staff member who will 
remain nameless ... ok, it's Van Reed ... who 
have waited out this storm of deadline and we 
are the survivors. The rest of our staff? They'll 
be having to face us on Monday. 

228 Individuals 

Graduates! Seniors 

Hopkins, Kevin D. 

Belle Chasse Sr 
Horn, Loam i J. 
Colfax Sr 
Home, Penny J. 
Atlanta Sr 
Home, Tommy R. 
Atlanta Sr 
Horton, Jill R. 
Many Sr 

Horton, Reginald L. 

Mansfield Grd 
Huff, Craig A. 
Montgomery AL Grd 
Humphrey, Veronica O. 
Montgomery Sr 
Hunt, Royce J. 
Coushatta Sr 
Ingram,Gynger L. 
Shreveport Sr 

Jackson, Sandra 
Natchitoches Sr 
Jackson, Tammy C 
Pearl River SR 
Jacob, RoseMary 
Natchitoches Sr 
Jarvis, Liz 
Haughton Sr 
Jean, Melissa G. 
Leesville Sr 

Jeansonne, Tana M. 

Natchitoches Sr 
Jenkins, Judy G. 
Natchitoches Grd 
Jeter, Katherine L. 
Shreveport Sr 
Jolly, Jeanette 
Zwolle Sr 
Jones, Lori 
Shreveport Sr 

Kane, Stephen D. 
Long view TX Sr 
Kirk, Rhonda 
Shreveport Sr 
Kirk, Stephon 
Alexandria Sr 
Kirkpatrick, Natalie E. 
Shreveport Sr 
Knippers, W. Taryn 
Many Sr 

LaCaze, Miriam 

Natchitoches Sr 

LaCour, Angela M. 

Houston, TX Sr 

LaCour Jr., Anthony 

Natchitoches Sr 

Laksmi, Devi D. 

Indonesia Sr 

Lamartiniei e, Kenneth O. 
Bunkie Grd 

Individuals 229 

Graduates! Seni 


Larson, Robin 

Shreveport Sr 
LaVere, David L. 
Dallas, Tx Grd 
LeBlanc, Patrick 
Lake Charles Sr 
Lee, Shwu-Ken 
Honduras Sr 
Lee, Tessia 
Alexandria Sr 

Leone, Anita 
Zwolle Sr 
Lero, Marilyn 
Many Sr 
Lewis, Tracy 
Natchez Sr 
Loflin, Charla 
Ringgold Sr 
Logan, Thomas 
DeRidder Sr 

Luck, James 

Grayson Sr 
Luck, Leah 

Marroush, Kamil 
Lebanon Sr 
Martin, Terrance P. 
Crowley Sr 
Mason, Michael S. 
Shreveport Sr 

Matriano-Lim, Imelda 

Tampa, FL Sr 
Mault, Tony W. 
Portsmouth, VA Sr 
Mayo, Mary K. 
Shreveport Sr 
McClung, Cynthia 
Natchitoches Sr 
McGee, Lori E. 
Pineville Sr 

McKinney, Amy L. 
Alexandria Sr 
Medlock, Cynthia A. 
Many Sr 

Metoyer, Victorine M. 
Derry Sr 
Miller, David V. 
Natchitoches Grd 
Naranjo, Nancy 
Pitkin Sr 

Nelms, Rhonda G. 
Hornbeck Sr 
Nora, Anedra A. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Norman, Pearlie 
Shreveport Sr 
O'Conner, Sheila M. 
Florien Sr 
Oenbrink, Paul A. 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 

230 Individuals 

Graduates! Seniors 

Padilla, Lisa 
Denver CO Grd 
Palmer, Penny 
Mansfield Sr 
Pardue, Arnie 
Joncsville Sr 
Parker, Leonard 
Baton Rouge Sr 
Pine, Terry 
Shrcveport Sr 

Populis, Emily Y. 
Tyler, TX Sr 
Porter, M. Patricia 
Shreveport Sr 
Powell-Strahan, Laura 
Marthaville Sr 
Powell, Theresa L. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Preston, Carl E. 
Nashville, AR Sr 

Price, Paul A. 

Cloutierville Sr 
Quarks. James 
Castor Sr 
Rabinowitz, Gail 
Shreveport Sr 
Rachal, Jill E. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Randazzo, Yvonne M. 
Kenner Sr 

Rasco, Alma 
Shreveport Sr 
Rees, John E. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Reiland, Diane E. 
Shreveport Sr 
Rhymes, Julie A. 
Creston Sr 
Rigaud, Sonya M. 
Morgan City Sr 

Rush, Charlotte 

Natchitoches Sr 
Roberts, Carmen 
Lake Charles Sr 
Roberts, Margaret L. 
Springhill Sr 
Robertson, Kelley L. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Robinson, Annie M. 
Natchitoches Sr 

Robinson, Thomas R. 
Jonesboro Sr 
Rosario, Felix M. 
Puerto Rico Sr 
Rosenthal, T-tni S. 
Boyce Sr 
Ross, Cynthia R. 
Anacoco Sr 
Salard, Callie C. 
Chopin Sr 

Individuals 231 

Graduates! Seniors 

Sanders, Doris L. 

Campli Sr 
Sandrs, Kelli S. 
Pleasant Hill Sr 
Sepulvado, Kathleen K. 
Mansfield Sr 
Shelfo, Camille 
Alexandria Sr 
Slaughter, Melanie L. 
Florien Sr 

Smith, Paula 

Shreveport Sr 
Snell, Mary L. 
Doyline Sr 
Sprowl, Lucky P. 
Natchitoches Sr 
St. Amant, Cindy 
Keithville Sr 
Stewart, Kelvin G. 
Natchitoches Sr 

Stuchlik, Virginia A. 
Deville Sr 

Sutherlin, Teresa R. 
Enid Grd 
Swinger, Angela 
Poplar Bluff, MD Sr 
Syed, Al ! A. 
Pakistan Sr 
Tabor, Sherry 
Shreveport Sr 

Thevenot, Lisa A. 
Cottonport Sr 
Thomas, Connie O. 
Forest Hill Sr 
Thrash, Tara 
Ringgold Sr 
Trangmar, Johnny R. 
Castor Sr 

Trichel, Charlotte C. 
Coushatta Sr 

Vanbastelaer, Sheila 
Indianapolis, IN Sr 
Verzwyvelt, Rhonda M. 
Alexandria Sr 
Walters, Diana D. 
Many Sr 

Watkins, Edfrem D. 
Chattanooga, TN Sr 
Weaver, Tammy D. 
Winnfield Sr 

Wilkins, Ronald R. 

Colfax Sr 

Williams, Darlene L. 

Florien Sr 

Williams, Jacquelyn B. 

jV/a/ry Sr 

Williams, P. Denise 

Leesville Sr 

Wilson, Chad M. 

Anacoco Sr 

232 Individuals 

Graduates! Seniors 

Wilson, Jacqueline M. 

Alexandria Sr 
Windham, Paula J. 
Natchitoches Sr 
Winn, Eric 
Nashville, AR Sr 
Wright, Lori 
Bossier City Sr 
Zeringue, Jeffrey P. 
Luling Sr 

Part of college life is getting away from 
home and the nagging of your parents, but for 
a small handful of students at NSU, this is not 
the case. How would it feel to be attending 
college when you know your parents were on 
the faculty or staff? To even think about it 
sounds scary, but not to junior Scott Haley, 
whose father James is vice president of univer- 
sity affairs. "I don't feel weird. It's like he's 
not here because I never see him," Haley said. 
"I'm used to it because when I went to DeRid- 
der High he was superintendent of education in 
that parish. He's been part of my education all 
my life." 

Jeff Knotts has mixed emotions about 
both his mother and father, who teach special 
education and is director of business affairs 
respectively. "It's not too bad, except when 
Mom's students want me to get them tests, but 
of course I can't. With my parents working at 
the university and having so many friends on 
the faculty, I must be conscious of my image 
and behavior in public. Also if my teacher is 
good friends with my parents they might 
mention when I fail to show up for a class," he 
said. "It does have its advantages like getting 
faculty parking stickers though." In a way he 
is following the footsteps of his parents since 
he works daily in the school's admissions 

Students Jon and Leigh Ann Tabor's mom 
is the registrar at NSU. Leigh Ann feels rather 
lucky about this. "I kind of like it because I am 
more informed about events around the cam- 
pus that I wouldn't know about," she said. 

Evidently, attending college where your 
parents work is not that bad after all. But some 
students dread even thinking about it. 

Individuals 233 

Abercrombie - 

Abercrombie, Stacy 
Shreveport Jr 
Ackerson, Christy D. 
Bossier City So 
Affeltranger, Tammy L. 
Tioga Fr 

Ainsworth, Janelle L. 
New Orleans Fr 
Alexander, Sandra K. 
Shreveport Fr 

Alford, Mary D. 

Many So 
Allen, Adrienne 
Bayou Chicot Jr 
Allen, Jennifer C. 
Shreveport So 
Allison, Morgan T. 
Shreveport Fr 
Allums, Randy D. 
Shreveport Fr 

Anderson, Jennifer L. 
Coushatta So 
Anderson, Theresa M. 
Many Fr 

Anderson, Tina M. 
Zwolle Jr. 

Anderson, Tommie 
Princeton Fr 
Andrews, Nicole T. 
Pickering Fr 

Andrews, Teresa F. 
Hicks Fr 
Antilley, David L. 

Natchitoches Jr 
Antilley, Melissa J. 
Natchitoches Jr 
Applegate, Mary D. 
Natchitoches So 
Armand, Keith P. 
Moreauville Jr 

Armand, Penny E. 

Des Alleanos Fr 
Arnett, M. 
Shreveport So 
Arthur, Rhonda L. 
Negreet Jr. 
Attaway, Tina M. 
Shreveport So 
Atwell, Stephanie S. 
Winnfield Fr 

Aucoin, Gwendolyn 

Morgan City Fr 
Atres, Faye A. 
Doyline Fr 
Azlin, Lucy A. 
Zwolle Jr 
Bagley, Lela 
Shreveport Fr 
Baker, Jesse B. 
Shreveport Fr 

z*<:&i f 3\/i i^v: : ; 

234 Individuals 

- Benjamin 

Baker, Pamela J. 

Shreveport Fr 
Barbe, Bobby K 
Metairie So 

Barberoousse, Dale W. 
Clarence So 
Barnett, Diana 
Bossier City So 
Barr, Marilyn 
Berdon Fr 

Beaudoin, Sherry D. 
Flora Jr 
Bean, Paul E. 
Summerfield So 
Beck, Mindy F. 
Baker Fr 
Beech, Greg 
Minden Jr 
Benjamin, Cloyd 
Natchitoches Jr 

The Potpourri's Top Ten Things 

to Do During Your Spare Time 

Between Finals 

10. Play old Led Zeppelin riffs on your electric 
guitar to annoy those around you who are still 

9. Make paper airplanes, light them, then 
throw them out of the window at unsuspecting 

8. Go for a food run at about 2:30 a.m. when 
nothing but the Shop-a-Lott out near the end of 
town is open. 

7. During the middle of the night, paint "Go 
NSU" on cars, trucks, store windows, or anything 
that isn't nailed down. 

6. Get a whole package of Oreo's, eating only 
the crcme filling and throwing the leftover cookie 
out into the hall. 

5. Watch a Love Connection marathon until 
you fall asleep from boredom. 

4. Drag a group of your friends out of bed to 
go Christmas caroling at your professor's house, 
followed by a trip to see the Natchitoches Christ- 
mas Lights. 

3. Work on typing your term paper until 7 the 
next morning so you won't be even halfway ready 
for your calculus final. 

2. Jam about 7 people into a Honda Civic and 
take a road trip to New Orleans at about 1 1 p.m. to 
scope out the Bourbon Street action. 

1. Go out to the pastures behind Greek Hill 
and push over the sleeping cows (also known as 
Cow Tipping). 

Individuals 235 

Benny - 

Benny, Tricia 

Panama Jr 
Bentrup, Edward A. 
Shr eve port Fr 
Bergeron, David S. 
Pincville Jr 
Bernucho, Yvonne 
Many Jr 

Bienvcnu, Kathryn 
Natchitoches Fr 

Billen, Christine 

Baton Rouge Fr 
Natchitoches Jr 
Natchitoches Fr 
Blackwell, Ginger 
Many Fr 

Bobb, Millette R. 
Natchitoches So 

Bobb, Yolanda 

Natchitoches So 
Bogan, Karen 
Shreveport Fr 
Bonilla, Luis 
El Salvador Fr 
Bonnette, Elizabeth 
Winnfield So 
Bonsall, Frances 
Keithville Fr 

Booker, Lisa M. 

Shreveport So 
Bostick, Thad 
West Monroe Fr 
Bouc, Janet 
tlaughton Fr 
Boudreaux, Pamela 
New Roads So 
Boyet, Caryl 
Baton Rouge Fr 

Boyett, Judy 

Dodson So 

Bradford, Kimberly 
Shreveport So 
Brashear, Jim 
Rayville Fr 
Breckenridge, Patty 
Kingwood Fr 
Brock, Doris S. 
Mooringsport Fr 

B roc km an, Judy 
Shreveport Fr 
Brokenberry, Kaye 
Shreveport Fr 
Brooks, Annette 
Shreveport So 
Brooks, Jenifer 
Jonesville Jr 
Brooks, Monique 
5r Z.ou/5, MO So 

236 Individuals 

- Brown 

Brosset, Michele 
Shreveport Fr 
Broussard, Pamela A. 
Vinton Jx 

Broussard, Sharlotte 
Shreveport Fr 
Brown, Ashley 
Napoleonville So 
Brown, David 
Lena So 

Getting a successful college career 

underway by living in a fraternity house 
isn't considered by many students as a 
wise decision, but there's more to it 
than meets the eye. Of the eight social 
fraternities at Northwestern, only two, 
Kappa Alpha and Kappa Sigma, have 
houses that can be resided in and the 
ones living in them love every minute 
of it... almost every minute. 

Most people think that life in a fra- 
ternity house translates to chaos, but it 
really isn't. "It's not as loud as you'd 
think it is. Sure, it get's loud but you 
just tell them to shut up," said Butch 
Poteet, who has lived in the KA house 
for over two years. According to Kappa 
Sigma Jason Labbe, when the noise 
level hits a crescendo, which isn't too 
often, he just "heads to the library" to 
concentrate on his studies. 

As far as keeping the house clean, 
the pledges do the housework. "There's 
always a slob who will leave a spit cup 
or beer can on the floor, but we have six 
pledges come to the house for cleanup 
every morning," said Kappa Sigma John 
Evans. The KA's upkeep their house 
by having two pledges drop by every 
morning to clean up and raise the flag. 

Of course, living in a fraternity 
house isn't like dwelling in Catholic 
Church, for it does have its moments. 
Both the KA's and the Kappa Sigmas 
agreed that the constant ringing of the 
phone and the lack of privacy are an- 
noying at times, but it is much more 
peaceful than a dormitory. The weekly 
exchanges and parties add a spice to the 

fraternity house life. "The Christmas 
festival is the most looked forward to 
occasion because our house is right by 
the parade and the house is packed with 
brothers, alumni, and friends," said KA 
Brian Shirley. 

The cost of living in a fraternity 
house isn'ttoo outlandish; monthly rent 
for the KA's is $120 and the Kappa 
Sigmas is $150. "You don't have to 
worry about paying utilities and you 
don't have to move out on holidays like 
the dormitories," said KA Butch Po- 
teet. Evidently, life in a fraternity house 
is peaceful at times, though it does have 
its moments; and the price for the alter- 
native style of living isn't highway 

Individuals 237 

Brown - 

Brown, Gerald 

Shreveport Jr 
Brown, Kendralyn 
Plaquemine So 
Brown, Marilyn 
Houston, TX Fr 
Brown, Nancy 
Bossier City Fr 
Brown, Robert L. 
Monroe So 

Brown, Valarle M. 

Alexandria So 
Brown, Yolanda 
Heflin Jr 

Browning, Kimberly 
Natchitoches So 
Brunt, Vicki 
Monroe So 
Bryant, Anita 
Verda So 

Bryson, Lisa 
Leesville Fr 
Budwah, Vickie 
Springhill Fr 
Buford, Patricia 
Cullen So 
Burton, Nina 
Bossier City So 
Bush, Karen 
Keithville Fr 

Brush, LaCreshia 
Natchitoches So 
Bynog, Charles L. 
Derry So 
Byrd, Bridgett M. 
Natchez So 
Cacioppo, Frank 
Baton Rouge So 
Calhoun, Sandra G. 
Natchitoches Jr 

Canfield, S. Marlene 
Franklinton So 
Cannon, Tommy 
Natchitoches Fr 
Caple, Deborah L. 
Coushatta Fr 
Carson, Marlene 
Orlando, FL Jr 
Carter, Carol J. 
Alexandria Fr 

Carter, Carolyn 

Keithville Fr 
Carter, Harold C. 
Ferriday Fr 

Carter, LaPriddia T. 
Shreveport Jr 
Carter, Paul 
Grayson Sr 
Carter, Stacie M. 
Atew /fcma Fr 

238 Individuals 

- Chance 

Casson, L"nda F. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Castille, John M. 
Laultell So 
Causey, Stephanie 
St. Petersburg, FL Fr 
Cedars, Terri 
Natchitoches Jr 
Chance, Angela O. 
Anacoco Jr 

For those NSU students who have no 
car, a great haircut for a reasonable price is 
available just footsteps away on the NSU 
campus. Located in the Student Union 
building, Guys and Gals hair salon is owned 
and operated by Bonnie Pace and caters not 
only to students but to anyone who needs a 
haircut or that extra special look. 

Open on weekdays only, Guys and 
Gals' doors open at 9:00 a.m. and close 
whenever the last customer leaves. Most 
people schedule their appointments but walk 
ins are also accepted. "We're not getting 
richer but we stay busy," said hair stylist 
Sue Ambler. 

What makes Guys and Gals different 
than other Natchitoches hair salons is that 
they are the only business that use the hair 
styling product Tri. When asked what was 
the most unique or odd haircut requested, 
Mrs. Pace recalled when a customer brought 
a 1959 NSU yearbook with a picture of 
someone's haircut. The person asked for a 
duplicate cut and the employees Guys and 
Gals complied with the somewhat radical 

Though Guys and Gals does not shine 
shoes like a typical barber shop, there is 
always a manicurist on hand. The atmos- 
phere is pleasant, and while sitting through 
a hair cut is about as exciting as watching 
paint dry, the friendly and outgoing staff of 
Guys and Gals keep their customers enter- 
tained, laughing, and most of all, satisfied. 

Individuals 239 

Chance - 

Chance, Charmin D. 
Hornbeck Fr 
Chandler, Sharon E. 
Montgomery So 
Charles, Clara T. 
Florien Jr 
Chelette, Judy D. 
Colfax So 
Chelette, Tina G. 
Dry Prong Jr 

Childress, Pamela 

Shreveport Jr 
Choate, Donnie 
Saline So 

Christmas, Frances K. 
Natchitoches So 
Clark, Chris 
Vidalia Fr 
Clark, Wanda R. 
Natchez So 

Cleveland, Stacie L. 

Pickering So 
Clifford, Sean M. 
Bossier City Fr 
Cobb, Patricia R. 
Leesville Jr 
Cole, Waylon R. 
Hornbeck Jr 
Coleman, Catherine 
Stonewall Fr 

Coley, Alicia M. 

Jena Ft 

Cook, Carrie E. 
Alexandria So 
Cook, Erskine G. 
Alexandria Jr 
Cook, Ingrid 
Many So 

Cooper, Elizabeth 
Keilhville Fr 

Cooper, Tracey M. 

Bossier City So 
Cordova, Michelle D. 
Zwollc Fr 

Coutee, Regina G. 
Natchitoches So 
Cox, Charles P. 
Eunice Fr 

Craig, Anthony D. 
Florien So 

Cranford, Billy H. 

Bossier City So 
Crawford, Stacy L. 
Haughton Fr 
Credit, Donna L. 
Sikes So 

Crocker, Brenda D. 
Zwolle Jr 

Crumpton, Terri L. 
Elm Grove So 

240 Individuals 

- Danos 

Culotta, Kimberly A. 

Bossier City Fr 
Cupp, Calvin W. 
Summerfield So 
Cureton, Alfred E. 
Zwolle Jr 

Cureton, Debra G. 
Zwolle So 
Danos, Carla A. 
Raceland So 

Sometimes you always return to the 
place you love the most. Twenty-five year 
old Chris Maggio, who was Mr. NSU and 
graduated number one in his class in 1985, 
came back to NSU after being offered the 
assistant tract coach position. Before re- 
ceiving the job, he was the head track and 
basketball coach and assistant football coach 
at St. Mary's High School in Natchitoches. 

Maggio always wanted to someday 
coach at NSU and his dream finally came 
true. "Coach Johnson is a great coach and 
person. We had always talked about me 
coming back and coaching. It was easy 
coming back," Maggio said. 

Though some people might confuse 
Maggio as being one of the track athletes 
due to his boyish appearance, he is the one, 
along with Johnson, who devises workouts 
and does the motivating. There were four 
seniors on this year's squad who were fresh- 
men at NSU while Maggio was a senior. 
Did that make Maggio feel uncomfortable? 
"Not really," Chris said. "I was a team 
captain when they were freshmen. They 
looked at me for leadership when I was a 
senior. They've always respected me and 
I've always respected them." 

While Maggio is an easy-going lik- 
able coach who you can joke around with, 
when it comes time to compete he is as 
serious as they come. "There are times to 
kid around and just have fun; but during a 
hard workout or competition, I try to let my 
athletes know it's time to get with it. On 
easy workout days we can tell jokes while 
running to just keep relaxed," said Maggio. 

His love for coaching and NSU can be 
noticed just by watching him pace furiously 
around the inside track during a meet. 

Hard work and dedication have paid 
off for Chris Maggio as he has found suc- 
cess and self-fulfillment at his alma-mater, 
good ol' NSU. 

Individuals 241 

Davis - 

Davis, Celeste 
Florien fr 
Davis, Linda N. 
Alexandria Fr 
Davis, Lola G. 
Alexandria Fr 
Davis, Rebecca J. 
New Orleans Fr 
Dean, H. Tracy 
Jena So 

Dean, Pamela J. 


Deaton, Theresa M. 

Marrero So 

Decker, Charmaine R. 

DeQuincy Fr 

Deen, Kimberly K. 

Natchitoches Jr 

Delahoussaye, Lori A. 

St. Martinville So. 

Delano, Kerrie L. 

Church Point Jr 
Derrick, Jill S. 
Shreveport Fr 
Dibrell, Henry W. 
Sunset Jr 
DiMaria, Gina 
Baton Rouge Jr 
Dixon, Angela K. 
Mansfield Jr 

Dorsey, Marvin 

Forest Hill Fr 
Dotson, Meredith R. 
Jena Ft 

Dowden, Beverly G. 
Anacoco So 
Dowden, Sarah A. 
Anacoco Jr 
Doxtater, Larry A. 

Dukes, Tammacee M. 

Denham Springs So 
Dumars, Juanita 
Natchitoches So 
Dunn, Yvette T. 
Cloutierville So 
Dupas, Victoria 
Alexandria Jr 
Durham, Trina J. 
Montgomery, AL Fr 

Dutile, Tina 
Natchitoches Jr 
Dyson, E. Lynne 
Berwick, Jr 
Ebarb, Ester 
Shreveport Fr 
Ebarb, Frederick A. 
Ebarb fr 

Ebarb, Sheree L. 
Ebarb Ft 

242 Individuals 

- Engeron 

Ebarb, Sheri D. 

Ebarb Fr 

Ellerbee, Yulanda R. 
Leesville Fr 
Ellis, John 
Shreveport Fr 
Emanuel, Melinda K. 
Mansfield So 
Engeron, Karen E. 
Houma So 

Cheerleading has been a major part of 
Brad Arnold's life for the last five years. 
Before accepting a job as the NSU cheer- 
leading coach two years ago, Arnold cheered 
at Louisiana Tech for three years. He worked 
for the Universal Cheerleaders Association 
(UCA), an organization of over three hundred 
exceptional cheerleaders across the United 
States, for four years before leaving the or- 
ganization this past fall. 

Arnold, a senior at NSU, was hired as 
cheerleading coach to improve the image 
and talents of the NSU yell leaders. "I'd like 
to think they're much better," said Arnold. 
"Their routines are much more complex and 
the attitudes of the students are a lot better 
towards them." 

Not only has Arnold developed a better 
squad through his coaching and recruiting, 
he has also met and enjoyed the presence of 
many celebrities through his cheering dur- 
ing his stay at Tech. He once appeared with 
his cheerleading partners on the game show 
Hollywood Squares, as they performed a 
two minute routine at the end of the show. 
Also, he and twenty-five other UCA mem- 
bers performed live on ABC on July 4, 1986 
as part of a special show titled American 
Athletes Salute Liberty . 

Besides the entire Steel Magnolias 
cast, Arnold has met boxing greats Mike 
Tyson and Mohammad Ali, Olympians Mark 
Spitz and Bart Conner, home-run king Hank 
Aaron, football legend Jim Brown, women's 
golf great Nancy Lopez, and ABC sportscas- 
ter Frank Gif ford to name a few. Arnold will 
graduate this spring from NSU with a major 
in public relations. 

Individuals 243 

Enloe - 

Enloe, Sonya K. 
Saline Jr 

Eserman, Misty L. 
Golden Meadow Jr 
Etheridge, Dawn P. 
Winnfield Fr 
Evans, Allen L. 
Natchitoches Jr 
Evans, Alyson 
Hornbeck Jr 

Ewoldsen, Penny S. 
Shreveport Fr 
Ezell, Lori 
Shreveport Fr 
Faccone, Steven R. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Fairbanks, Melissa A. 
Metairie Jr 
Falcon, Brett P. 
Donaldsonville Fr 

Fannin, Dee Ann 

Winnfield Jr 
Farmer, Cindy J. 
Georgetown Fr 
Favre, Tracey L. 
New Orleans So 
Felther, Jennifer L. 
Baton Rouge Fr 
Fergerson, Geraldine 
Shreveport Fr 

Fergerson, Lavell 
Shreveport FR 
Ferguson, Donna K. 
Bunkie Jr 

Fields, Vernassa C. 
Bossier City So 
Flacy, Theresa E. 
Baton Rouge So 
Fletcher, Brian P. 
Montgomery Fr 

Fletcher, Craig M. 

Montgomery So 
Fletcher, Keith M. 
Atlanta So 
Flint, Russell L. 
Ringgold Fr 
Florane, Shandra L. 
Coushatta So 
Flores-G6mez, Roberto 
Honduras Jr 

Flynn, Ethan A. 

Natchitoches Jr 
Ford, Dora A. 
Logansport Jr 
Foshee, Tammie R. 
Robeline So 
Forgey, Laura 
Mindcn Fr 
Fowler, Jennifer L. 
Carthage, TX Fr 

244 Individuals 

- Franks 

Budgeting one's money can be a difficult 
task in college; for some students the money is 
spent wisely and for others it is blown. When 
surveying a group of twenty guys, the ones in 
Greek system and the ones not, the contrast in 
the way the money spent was amazing. 

For non Greeks, the monthly budget 
consisted of forty percent spent on food, fif- 
teen percent spent on gas, ten percent spent on 
entertainment, fifteen percent on personal toi- 
letries, and the last twenty percent was spent 
on miscellaneous items like clothes, school 
supplies, tapes, and tobacco products. 

The Greeks spent their money quite dif- 
ferently. An astounding forty-five percent of 
the monthly budget was spent on entertain- 
ment. "A typical night in a bar costs roughly 
fifteen to twenty dollars and that's not includ- 
ing cover charges," said Kappa Alpha member 
Butch Poteet. An average of fifteen percent of 
their money is spent on fraternity dues and as- 
sessments and twenty percent goes to food. 
The last twenty percent was spent on toiletry 
needs and miscellaneous items. 

For Greeks and non Greeks alike, main- 
taining a college budget is an ordeal for many 
students. Sophomore Ricky Carroll bounced 
eighteen checks during the fall semester. "I'll 
never do that again.. .hopefully. Maybe it was 
a blessing in disguise," Carroll said. 

Some students don't have checking ac- 
counts and carry cash while others use credit 
cards. A word to the wise: Most students 
surveyed agreed that the best way to keep a 
solid financial foundation is to purchase the 
essentials first and use the rest of the money on 
"luxury" items. 

Non-Greek Expenditures 




Fowler, Kimberly 
Shreveport Fr 
Fox, Debra L. 
Bossier City So 
Frank, Melissa M. 
Mamou Jr 

Franklin, Debra L. 
Alexandria Jr 
Franks, Janice J. 
Shreveport So 



Fraternity dues/ 


Individuals 245 

Freeman - 

Freeman, Monique R. 

Alexandria Jr 
Freeman, Sean L. 
V/est Monroe So 
Frost, Angela A. 
Pineville So 
Fuller, Michelle L, 
Bastrop Fr 
Garder, Tina 
Middlesac, NC Fr 

Garcia, Kimberly 
Shreveport Fr 
Gardner, Brian K. 
Shreveport Fr 
Gardner, Yacheca L. 
Lucky Fr 
Gary, Stephanie 
Shreveport Fr 
Gauthien, Andrea 
llessiner Jr 

Gentry, Gary A. 

Many Jr 
Gentry, Jaclyn 
Shreveport Fr 
Giddens, Lisa D. 
Natchitoches Fr 
G id low, Leigh 
Kinder Jr 
Gill, Amy E. 
Sulphur So 

Gill, Sheryl 

Colfax Jr 
Gilliam, Betty 
Shreveport Fr 
Gilliland, Charlotte K. 
Zwolle So 

Girtmon, Paxton M. 
Bastrop Jr 
Givens, Janelle 
Coushatta So 

Gladney, Dee Dee 

Bossier City Jr 
Glorioso, Therese C. 
Alexandria So 
Gonzalez, Deborah 
Shreveport Jr 
Goodbar, Loyd 
Houma Fr 
Gordon, Carrie L. 
Baton Rouge Fr 

Gorin, Claudia A. 

Shreveport So 
Gormsen, Frankie L. 
Moreauville Fr 
Grafton, Angela M. 
Bernice Fr 
Grant, Jane 
Shreveport Fr 
Grant, Tracy Johnson 
Waterproof So 

246 Individuals 

- Guay 

It's two-thirty in the morning and you're 
caught in a deep sleep. You've got to get up at 
seven o'clock for your eight o'clock English 
class. All of the sudden your dreams are rudely 
interrupted by a screeching fire alarm. The RA 
starts banging on your door yelling "get out- 
side or you'll be written up!" 

This is not a hypothetical story but a true 
one to many students in dormitories across the 
NSU campus. The sad thing about the whole 
situation is that 99.9% of the time these are 
false alarms. The bored people involved in 
these third grade acts are rarely busted but 
instead the victims pay the price by standing 
outside early in the morning in their boxer 
shorts freezing their tails off. 

The last "real" fire occurred in the spring 
semester of 1987 but it wasn't a catastrophe. 
Those residing in Rapides Dormitory suffer 
the most, with a fire alarm going off sometime 
during the day at least every two weeks. "It 
gets real old after a while," said freshman 
Macy Flash. "The first time I heard the fire 
alarm I was scared to death but after a couple 
of months I knew it was a hoax." 

Whenever someone is caught pulling a 
fire alarm is seems to be a freshman. This 
means every year a small new group of com- 
pulsive fire alarm pullers will enter the NSU 
gates eager to try the most despicable college 

Gray, Jacqueline R. 
Coushatta So 
Gray, John D. 

Green, Jamie E. 
Vidalia Fr 
Green, Sharon F. 
Colfax Fr 
Green, Yavette A. 
West Monroe So 

Greer, Shannon J. 
Negreet So 
Griffin, Robin L. 
Zachary Fr 
Gross, Andria R. 
Campti So 
Guay, Melanie L. 
Many Fr 

Guay, Melinda A. 
Many Jr 

Individuals 247 

Guidry - 

Guidry, Bonnie J. 

Baton Rouge So 
Guillory, Pamela R. 
DeRidder So 
Guillory, Renee 
Coushatta Jr 
Guillory, Stacie L. 
Pineville Jr 
Guillory, Wesley R. 
Pineville So 

Guillot, Sherylyn D. 
Alexandria Fr 
Guin, Jennifer L. 
Chestnut So 
Gwilt, Randi 
Shreveport Fr 
Haley, Paula L. 
Center Point Jr 
Hall, Stephanie M. 
Natchitoches Jr 

Hamilton, Wanda J. 
Houston, TX So 
Hankins, Shannon N. 
Ebarb So 

Hanson, Alissa J. 
Winnfield Fr 
Hardmun, Carl B. 
Haughton Jr 
Hardwick, John C. 
Merryville Jr 

Harman, Bobbie 
DeRidder Fr 
Harper, Judy M. 
Pitkin So 

Harrington, Andrea L. 
Lafayette Fr 
Harris, Patsy D. 
Shreveport Jr 
Haskins, Harriet E. 
Plain Dealing Fr 

Hastings, Elizabeth A. 
Sulphur So 
Hattaway, Kevin T. 
Jonesboro So 
Hauck, Michele 
Shreveport So 
Hawkins, Hollie 
Shreveport Fr 
Haworth, Elizabeth V. 
Longview, TX Jr 

Haworth, Howard E. 
Longview, TX Fr 
Haynie, Robin 
Shreveport Jr 
Hearn, La/.ar W. 
Bossier City Jr 
Hebert, Linette M. 
Sr. Martinville Fr 
Hebert, Ryan A. 
Breaux Bridge So 

248 Individuals 

- Herren 

Men's hair styles change like the weather, 
and over the last five years, the pony tail and 
mop top have come and gone. However, the 
traditional clean cut-side part style is as popu- 
lar as ever. Just glancing over the male popu- 
lation on a typical day at Northwestern, you'll 
find this to be true. 

One kind of hair style on the move is the 
skateboarder look. These are the ones with 
thick hair hanging over their eyes. These 
people seem to spend more time running their 
hands through their hair so they can see rather 
than perfecting their skateboarding skills. 

The resurgence of the flat top has not 
fizzled yet; in fact, it's almost as popular as the 
clean cut look. Most people relate people with 
flat tops as being in the military, but that's just 
a false assumption. 

"I can't see myself with hair any longer 
than my flat top," said NSU sophomore Jason 

Labbe, who is not a member of the military. "It 
gets so hot in the south that you burn up with 
long hair. Besides, I think it looks cool." 

This last November, when the NSU foot- 
ball was on the verge of an SLC title, all the 
lineman and a few other players got Mohawk 
haircuts. "We did this because we thought it 
would bring us together... to function as one. 
My girlfriend didn't like it though," said senior 
lineman Robbie Martin. 

What makes hair styles so unique is that 
they establish a person's individuality. People 
stereotype a person with clean cut hair as either 
a rich boy, prep, or cop out. A person with a 
unique cut like a mop top or skate board cut are 
usually classified as young and rebellious. 
Whatever the hair style is, there is always 
someone sneering or looking down on them, 
but evidently, that doesn ' t bother many people 
at NSU. 

Heffern, Tim 

Bossier City So 
Hendricks, Durwood D 
Shreveport Jr 
Hennigan, Leah Ann 
Marthaville Fr 
Henry, Carla M. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Herren, Ellen 
Minden Fr 

Individuals 249 

Herboldsheimer - 

Winnfield Fr 
Hicks, Derrick R. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Hiers, Christine 
Shreveport So 
Hiestand, Paul R. 
Pickering So 
Hill, LaGwen 
Shreveport So 
Hillyard, Marie R. 
Port Alien Fr 
Hilt, Lydia A. 
Alexandria Jr 
Hinkston, Marcia Y. 
Alexandria Fr 
Hill, Kyong C. 
Korea So 
Ho, Jenny D. 
New Orleans So 

Holden, Charlotte R. 

Many So 
Holland, Karla 
Sh&tieport'So ? 
Holmes, Cholonda M. 
Alexandria Fr 
Hoover, Dorothy J. 
Natchitoches Jr 
Hopkins, Charln J. 
Many Jr 

Horn, Mary 

Shreveport Fr 
Hough, Virginia A. 
New Orleans Jr 
Houston, Sabrina 
Shreveport Fr 
Howard, Adrian A. 
Tyler, TX Jr 
Howard, George A. 
Coushatta So 

Huddleston, Michael 
Avondale So 
Huffman, Kris L. 
Long view, TX Fr 
Hummel, Patrick H. 
Shreveport Fr 
Ibrahim, Irfan 
Pakistan Jr 
Ingles, Amanda 
Shreveport Fr 

Ingram, Trecia J. 

Zwolle So 
Irwin, Christy R. 
Isbell, Dana L. 
Anacoco So 
Isemann, Kay II 
New Orleans So 
Jackson, David W. 
Natchitoches So 

250 Individuals 


- Jenkins 

In the spring semester of 1988, a group of 
NSU students organized a petition against the 
high price for text books and the low price paid 
back for them. Lee Waskom, manager and co- 
owner of Pat's Economy heard about this and 
decided to take the troublesome situation into 
his own hands. To help bring more business to 
his store, Waskom began selling and buying 
text books to meet his students needs. 

Waskom was elated by the increase in his 
business. "The response on textbook buy back 
was much better than I expected and we will 
continue to price our merchandise competi- 
tively," said Waskom, who takes his growing 
business and his student customers' needs se- 
riously. "I'd like to make this store one that 

NSU will know about. I will buy students' 
books back all year long." 

Pat's Economy is an eleven-department 
retail store. Arts and crafts, office needs, and 
party goods are only a few things that can be 
purchased at Pat's and even VCR movies can 
be rented. Not only does Pat's serve these 
needs, it also is the only trade book store in 

Open since 1968, thirty percent of Pat's 
customers are related to NSU through stu- 
dents, professors and Northwestern depart- 
ments. Waskom feels good about Pat's 
Economy 's upward trend in student appeal and 
his reasonable prices that cater the needs of 

Jachson, Tomikia 
Shreveport Fr 
Jeanice, Laura J. 
Mamou So 
Jefferics, Scherry L. 
DeRidder Fr 
Jenkins, Articia D. 
New Orleans So 
Jenkins, Jack B. 
Natchitoches So 




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Individuals 251 

Jettov - 

Jetton, Marcia 

Shreveport So 
Johnsen, Chris 
Shreveport So 
Johnson, Diedra A. 
Natchitoches So 
Johnson, Georgia M. 
Shreveport So 
Johnson, Gwendolyn 
Pineville Fr 

Johnson, Jeanette M. 

Natchitoches Fr 
Johnson, Melinda K. 
Natchitoches Jr 
Johnson, Warren D. 

Jolley, H. Scott 
Natchitoches Fr 
Jones, Eddie L. 
Florlen Jr 

Jones, Ronald T. 
Shreveport So 
Jones, Shirley F. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Joubert, Blenda 
Kelthvllle Fr 
Kay, Stacy 
Leesvlllc So 
Keel, Sheri A. 
Castor Fr 

Kellum, Charlotte 

Coushatta So 
Kelly, Courtney M. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Kelly, Diana 
Shreveport Fr 
Kelly, Elizabeth A. 
Shreveport So 
Kerrigan, Bradley J. 
Vldalla Fr 

Klein, Kallin 

Los Angeles, CA Fr 
Kim, Helena Y. 
Natchitoches So 
Kimble, Veronica 
Shreveport Fr 
King, Francis 
Shreveport Jr 
Kingngern, Kittipong 
Thailand Jr 

Kirkland, Stephanie A. 
Dickinson, TX Fr 
K inland, Robin J. 
Pollock Fr 
Klotzback, Stacy J. 
Shreveport Fr 
Knotts, Ashley J. 
Bossier City Fr 
Koon, Dominil 
Shreveport Jr 

U3J KJi fl 

252 Individuals 

- Laing 

Kyle, Kelley K. 

Shreveport Jr 
Labbe, Jason M. 
Baton Rouge So 
LaCaze, Lee A. 
Winnfleld Fr 
LaCombe, Evelyn M. 
Bossier City Fr 
Laing, Susan G. 
Shreveport So 

It's not everyday that you encounter a person with 
so multi-faceted a personality. He is an instructor, an 
adviser to the university student media, coordinator of 
the International Student Exchange Program, key liai- 
son to the Steel Magnolias endeavor, adviser to the 
Kappa Alpha Order, and a world traveler. Tommy 
Whitehead is a well-rounded individual who uses his 
talents for the benefit of many. 

One of the most impressive tasks occurred this 
summer when Tri-Star Pictures came to town to make 
the movie version of Robert Harling's play Steel Mag- 
nolias. Whitehead served as the Natchitoches liaison to 
both stars like Olympia Dukakis and Dolly Parton as 
well as working with Director Herbert Ross in making 
decisions concerning the multi-million dollar picture. 

Initially, Whitehead was the moving force in the 
effort to have the production of the movie located in 
Natchitoches. Once this was accomplished, he then 
served as adviser to location selection for various scenes. 
Once shooting began, Whitehead worked mostly in the 
offices, serving as a troubleshooter, handling problems 
as they arose. 

As Kappa Alpha's adviser since 1 972, Whitehead 
helps to guide Northwestern 's chapter of the nation's 
oldest fraternity. According to Whitehead, his efforts 
always go in various directions as there are always "new 
parameters and different things happening with KA." 

As coordinator of Northwestern 's International 
Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Tommy Whitehead 
has two primary tasks. Besides working with NSU 
students interested in studying abroad, he handles those 
.students from other countries who come to Northwest- 

Teaching three different phases of journalism 
classes, Whitehead instructs all journalism-major stu- 
dents in a general survey course. He is also in charge of 
teaching the public relations sequence of courses as well 
as advising a journalism practicum or internship. 

Whitehead's involvement with the student media 
includes serving as adviser to the Current Sauce, the 
Potpourri and KNWD. While an adviser is required, 
Whitehead says that he has "the power to suggest but no 
power to control what is printed." 

Traveling the world over, he has found that the 
most exotic and fascinating location is the Vale of 
Kashmir, in India. Whitehead said, "I enjoyed my visit 
to this particular area because our accommodations 
were on a houseboat." 

Whitehead's many experiences in life have al- 
lowed him to contribute more to the organizations in 
which he is involved. 

Gene Callahan, Production Designer for Steel Magnolias, and Tommy Whitehead 
■watch a Louisiana School group audition for a role, in thefdm. 

Individuals 253 

Landry - 

Landry, Carl B. 

Franklin Fr 
Landry, Elizabeth N. 
Bossier City Fr 
Lane, Kimberly K. 

Mansfield So 

Larger, Teresa A. 

Shreveport Jr 

Larin, Benjamin 

El Salvador Fr 

Larkins, Felita 

Shreveport Fr 
Lawson, Farra D. 
Monroe Jr 

LeBlanc, Nicole M. 
Baton Rouge So 
Lee, Mark W. 
Shreveport So 
Leone, Debra 
Zwolle So 

Lewis, Rhenee 

Houston, TX Fr 
Lewis, Steve A. 
Lisbon So 
Liddle, Shannon 
Shreveport Jr 
Liga, Debbie 
Indonesia Jr 
Lincoln, Marilyn 
Shreveport Jt 

Linder, Dana M. 

Sulphur So 
Lindsey, Lynn 

Natchitoches Jr 
Linds«:y, Peggy 
Minden Fr 
Linn, Leah 
Shreveport Fr 
Lloyd, Katrina E. 
A leraixdria Jr 

Lloyd, Margaret R. 

Ringgold Fr 
Longino, Christy L. 
Coushatta Fr 
Lossin, Harry J. 
Jonesville So 
Loud, Stacey L. 
Castor Fr 

Loustaunau, Shaun 
Metairie Jr 

Lukowski, Lisa I. 

Lutcher So 
Lund, Christopher 
New Orleans So 
Lusk, Andrea C. 
Bossier City Fr 
Lutes, Janinc L. 
Winnfield Fr 
McCarty, Sonya L. 
Winnfield Fr 

254 Individuals 

- McDaniel 

While Northwestern is still considered a 
"suit-case" college in that students return home 
every weekend, there is a slow moving trend 
bringing it to a more college-oriented lifestyle. 
The Student Activities Board (SAB), made a 
massive effort to provide NSU with weekend 
activities other than the five home football 
games. Intramural Beach Day, and tail gate 
parties with live bands and free drinks were a 
small part of their efforts over the fall semes- 

The Greek system was as strong as ever, 
for there was always one or two fraternities 
hosting an open party every weekend. The 
night club life grew also. The Student Body 
had drink specials to bring in a mixed crowd on 

Friday and Saturday nights. Sassy's popular- 
ity continued to prosper, where the more pro- 
gressive crowd would socialize. In Novem- 
ber, a new overnight dance club called Visions 
opened and the die-hard partiers would not 
leave its doors until closing time at four in the 

There is more than spending a weekend in 
Natchitoches for just the football games and 
Christmas Festival, and the effort by the school 
and community businesses proved that. In due 
time NSU will be considered a school with a 
"real" college atmosphere, but those dedicated 
students who visit home only a few times a 
semester already realize that. 

McClain, GregM. 

Baton Rouge Jr 
McCann, Angela M. 
Deville Fr 

McClung, Barbara J. 
Natcfutockes Fr 
McConathy, Karen F. 
Winnficld Jr 
McDaniel, Doris A. 
Natchitoches Jr 

Individuals 255 

McDaniel - 

McDaniel, Kim M. 

Winnfield Fr 
McDonald, Delores 
Shreveport Fr 
McDonald, Karen L. 
Converse Fr 
McEachern, Brandy 
Minden Fr 
McFerren, David 
Marthaville Jr 

McGalha, Robbin 

Shreveport Fr 
McGrew, Sharon M. 
Cloutierville So 
Mclnnis, Angela J. 
A rococo So 
Mclntyrc, Lee 
Slaughter Jr 
McKenzie, Michelle 
Alexandria Jr 

McKinney, Kim A. 

Norco Fr 

McLaughlin, Bronagh 
Baton Rouge Jr 
McLendon, Patricia 
Negreet Fr 

McMillen, Kristin A. 
St. Louw. MO Fr 
McNeal, Windell 
Shreveport So 

McNicolI, Laura L. 
Glenmora Fr 
McWilllams, X-Anne 
Coushatta Jr 
Maddry, Mike L. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Madison, Mary A. 
Natchez, MS Jr 
Maggioro, Angela M 
5/wfe// So 

Malta, Julie A. 

Monroe Fr 
Mann, Veronica 
Shreveport Fr 
Manry, Theresa C. 
Shreveport Jr 
Marks, Christina M. 
Opelousas Fr 
Maroma, William B. 
Many So 

Marroquin, Salvador 
El Salvador Fr 
Marrus, Wendi 
Shreveport So 
Marsalis, Karen R. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Martin, Barbara A. 
Glenmora Fr 
Martin, Laura E. 
Many Fr 

256 Individuals 

- Matheney 

Martin, Suzanne 
Glenmora Fr 
Martin, William T. 
Haughton Fr 
Mason, Lisa M. 
Provencal So 
Mastainich, Trisha 
LaPlace Fr 
Matheney, Sharon 
Slidell So 

When driving down the restaurant alley 
of Natchitoches, known as the Strip, every 
imaginable food joint can be easily noticed. 
Though there were Church's and Kentucky 
Fried Chicken restaurants, the most popular 
chicken eating establishment in Louisiana had 
not opened shop there until last semester. 

Popeye's, known for its hot spicy chicken, 
brought flocks of chicken lovers through its 
door the day it opened and has not let up since. 
Located across from its fading rival Church's, 
Popeye's serves more than just delicious 
chicken. Biscuits, Cajun rice, mashed pota- 
toes, french fries, chicken nuggets, red beans 
and rice, and Cajun shrimp dinners are popular 
menu items among its customers. 

For the more health conscience, Subway 
Sandwiches and Salads opened weeks after 
Popeye's long awaited arrival. The most unique 
fast food restaurant in Natchitoches, Subway's 
slogan is "the fresh alternative," and fittingly 
so. Their submarine sandwiches are either six 
inches or a foot long, and the variety in them is 
plentiful. There's the basic cold cut sandwich 
or the more sophisticated sandwich lover can 
order anything from the Subway club sand- 
wich to a BMT, which consists of bologna, 
pepperoni, genoa, and other spicy meats. 
There's also hot beef and cheese, meatball, 
and spicy Italian sandwiches along with a 
zesty selection of salads. 

The active Strip is indeed a fast food 
lover's paradise. With the addition of two 
quality fast food restaurants, look for more 
thirty-nine cent cheeseburgers at the Golden 
Arches and $1.99 beefy burrito specials at 
Taco Bell to heat up the competition. 

Individuals 257 

Mathews - 

Mathews, Jason C. 

Bossier City Fr 
Matthews, Myrtis 
Many Jr 

Mathews, Rita R. 
Lecompte So 
May, Joel W. 
Baton Rouge So 
Maynard, Sherril 
Bossier City Fr 

Mayo, Alicia D. 
Harrisonburg Fr 
Mays, Shelly 
Haugkton Jr 
Meacham, Janie 
Shreveport Fr 
Medlock, Serisa D. 
Many Fr 

Melancon, Tammy 
New Iberia Fr 

Melder, Mitch H. 

Glenmora Fr 
Meshell, Donell M. 
Many So 
Meyers, Lisa B. 
Belcher So 
Meziere, Penelope 
Natchitoches Jr 
Miciotto, Lisa 
Shreveport Fr 

Miller, Denise M. 
Boyce So 
Miller, Janet L. 
Canpti Fr 
Miller, Janice G. 
Campti Fr 
Miller, Lilliana A. 
Puerto Rico So 
Miller, Valerie C. 
Tioga Fr 

Misuraca, Marc T. 

Winnfield So 
Mix, Virginia J. 
Clinton Fr 
Mobley, Samantha 
Shreveport Jr 
Mondello, Tara A. 
Coushatta Fr 
Monk, Cheryl L. 
Natchitoches So 

Monteilh, Melonie 
Columbia So 
Moore, Gail 
Shreveport Fr 
Morgan, Alexander 
Slireveport So 
Morgan, Tal B. 
Jonesville Jr 
Morris, A. Dawn 
Natchitoches Jr 

258 Individuals 

- Myers 

Morris, Royce E. 

Bossier City Fr 
Morton, Melissa 
Shreveport Jr 
Moses, Keri L. 
Winnfield Fr 
Mount, Tracy L. 
Jonesville So 
Mulkey, Michelle 
Bossier City Fr 

Murphey, Guy B. 

Logansport So 
Murphrey, Tim 
Logansport Jr 
.Murray, Jay 
Shreveport So 
Morray, Terri L. 
Leesville Fr 
Myers, Denise 
Shreveport Jr 

A new Vic the Demon, Northwestern 's 
beloved mascot, hit the field this fall to a less 
than warm reception. For several weeks, a 
controversy raged over the new costume which, 
while much lighter and providing better visi- 
bility for Vic, did not go over well with Demon 
fans who wanted their "old" Vic back. 

The former Vic the Demon costume was 
purchased in the spring of 1984 at a cost of 
$2,500. Since then, Vic has been through a lot: 
the head of the outfit was awkward and heavy, 
making it uncomfortable to wear as well as 
being difficult to see out; the fur on Vic's nose 
and cheeks had worn off his face; and the 
costume was hard to clean, giving it a horrible 

Dr. Robert Alost, NSU's president, said, 
"The old one was so dirty, we didn't want it 
representing Northwestern. We didn't have 
the funds to buy the expensive mascots, so we 
bought an inexpensive outfit that we could get 
fast." The new Demon cost between $600 and 

There was a big commotion on campus 
since the new Demon came to Northwestern. 
Many comments have been made — some good, 
some bad, some indifferent. "I don't like it," 
Alost said. "We are going to try and raise the 
funds in order to make the students happy." 
The cost of a new Vic will be approximately 

$7,000 and discussion on this possibility has 

been made with Walt Disney Productions. If 

bought, Vic will have only one Demon head, 

but several outfits. 

Yell leader Randy Crow said, "It is easier 

for Vic to wear and see out of. It would have 

been nice if we could have one that looked like 

the old Vic, but was more comfortable. We'll 

just have to make do with what we've got." 

Individuals 259 

Myers - 

Myers, Rachel L. 

Lafayette Fr 
Myers, L. Renee 
Queens, NY Fr 
Myers, Tammy D. 
Pelican Fr 
Myers, Tina J. 
Florien Fr 
Naron, Deborah E. 
Bossier City So 

Narvaez, Tina R. 

Winnfield So 
Nash, Claudine L. 
Montgomery Jr 
Nelms, Wanda S. 
Ilornbeck Fr 
Nelson, Traci L. 
Grayson Fr 
Newton, Michele M. 
Longview, TX So 

Nicholas, Precilla G. 

Campti Fr 
Nolan, Tracy 
Shreveport Jr 
Normand, Gwen A. 
Zwollc Fr 
Norris, Karen E. 
Shreveport Fr 
Nugent, Kevin 
Natchitoches Fr 

Nutt, Ireece H. 
Natchitoches So 
Oberle, Mark D. 
Bossier City So 
Olliff, Charles R. 
Many Jr 

Osborn, Kathy D. 
Shreveport So 
Owens, Pamela D. 
Bossier City Fr 

Pace, Jessica J. 

Many Fr 

Pacheco, Ana C. 

New Orleans Fr 

Paige, Daphne R. 

Natchitoches Fr 

Palmer, Tracy 

Many Jr 

Paniagua, Gloria R. 
El Salvador Fr 

Parker, Dondra S. 
Tioga So 
Parker, Jana L. 
Shreveport Fr 
Parker, John W. 
Lake Arthur So 
Parker, Timothy D. 
Florien Jr 
Parks, Jason B. 
Anacoco Fr 

260 Individuals 

- Patterson 

Pate, Sally 
Shreveport Fr 
Patel, Karen 
Winchester Fr 
Paterson, Jane F. 
Ashford Fr 
Patin, Britt P. 
Lafayette So 
Patterson, Rita 
Shreveport Fr 

If you've ever been by the ROTC build- 
ing on a Friday afternoon, it's a sure bet 
you'll find around fifty men and women 
decked out in camouflage attire piled in an 
army truck. These people are members of 
the National Guard who spend one weekend 
a month at their given headquarters. 

Senior Don Forrest is a second lieuten- 
ant and a tank platoon leader. He travels to 
Vivian, which he calls the "field," four times 
a year, and eight times a year he goes to his 
home station in Fort Polk. A weekend at the 
field pays $190 and one at the home station 
pays $150. 

Their training scale determines what is 
in store for them on the weekend. "You 

could be on the firing range or on a field 
training exercise," Forrest said. Forrest 
enjoys what he's doing except for a few 
things. "You don't get enough sleep and I 
usually end up having drill on a big weekend 
like the Christmas Festival." 

Commitment to the National Guard lasts 
for six years, but Forrest is planning on an- 
other twenty years in the service and hope- 
fully a promotion to a higher office. Of the 
most memorable experiences while serving 
the United States was his three week stay in 
the Mojave Desert. "It was an experience in 
in itself. Everyone needs to go just one 
weekend to some kind of military function. 
It makes you a more broadened person." 

Individuals 261 

Peair - 

Peair, Regina A. 

Natchitoches So 
Pearrie, Chastity M. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Pena, JoAnne Y. 
San Antonio, TX So 
Penny, Rachel R. 
Coushatta Fr 
Periz, Saliie F. 
Shreveport Fr 

Perkins, Tracy A. 

Pineville Fr 
Phills, Carol A. 
Shreveport So 
Pierre, Adam J. 
St. Martinville Jr 
Pierre, Aufwiedersehen 
Natchitoches Jr 
Poe, Mary A. 
Hot Springs, AR 

Porteous, Melissa A. 
New Orleans So 
Porter, Julie F. 
Winnfield Fr 
Potts, Kelly C. 
Castor Fr 

Powell, Tammy K. 
Hornbeck Fr 
Pray, Danna P. 
Natchitoches Jr 

Prevo, Carlos M. 

Springhill Jr 
Price, Tammy L. 
Jena So 

Pridgen, Leta M. 
Krotz Springs Jr 
Procell, Lisa M. 
Robeline Fr 
Prothro, Pam 
Haughton Fr 

Prudhomme, Tamara 

Kinder So 
Puckitt, Angela D. 
Shreveport So 
Putman, Julie A. 
Shreveport Fr 
Quails, Tammy S. 
Shreveport So 
Rachal, Melinda A. 
Natchitoches Fr 

Radicello, Pete J. 

Bossier City Jr 

Bossier City Fr 
Rasco, Gloria A. 
Natchitoches So 
Rascoe, Kathon R. 
Converse Fr 
Reed, Sharon A. 
Cheneyville Fr 

262 Individuals 

- Rhodes 

Reed, Van R. 

Eunice Fr 

Redman, Terrie L. 
Haughton Jr 
Redmond, Amy L. 
Houma Fr 
Remedies, Tammy 
Shreveport Jr 
Rhodes, Stacie L. 
Many Fr 

For a school the size of NSU to have 
an Olympic Trials qualifier is something to 
brag about. However, the one qualifying, 
high jumper Brian Brown remains humble 
and modest about his accomplishments. 

After finishing third in the NCAA 
indoor high jump competition and fifth in 
theoutdoorchampionships, Brown had quali- 
fied for the Olympic Trials. What made this 
occasion even more meaningful to Brown 
was the fact the residents of his hometown, 
New Iberia, raised over $2500 so his parents 
could attend the competition in Indianapo- 
lis, IN. "That really touched me, that so 
many people were sticking behind me," said 

Brown got his first taste of the pre- 
competition jitters when he saw the field site 
from his hotel room window. "There were 
some 25,000 people there. I was intense and 
nervous," Brown said. "But to be nervous 
just brings out the best in you." 

After the first day of competition, 
Brown qualified for the finals. Though he 
had a nagging heel spur, Brown finished a re- 
spectable tenth in the nation. "If I'd been 
healthy, possibly I'd done better, but I was 
pleased with what I did under the circum- 

Though Brown has spent countless 
hours to perfect his high jumping abilities, 
he takes no credit for where he is today. "I 
wouldn't be able to jump over four feet 
without the support of God, my parents, 
teammates, and friends." 

Individuals 263 

Rice - 

Rice, Hartwell L. 

Natchitoches Fr 
Rice, Jacqueline R. 
Shreveport Fr 
Richard, Joyce K. 
Zwolle Fr 

Richardson, Kathy 
Natchitoches Fr 
Ricks, Rebecca E. 
Mansfield So 

Rivera, Wilfredo R. 

Puerto Rico Fr 
Rivers, Anna G. 
Zwolle So 
Robarge, Vicki M. 
Broussard So 
Roberson, Cade E. 
Calvin So 

Robertson, Sandra 
Shreveport Fr 

Robinson, Andrea 
Benton Jr 

Robinson, Connie S. 
Natchitoches So 
Robinson, Frank P. 
Shreveport So 
Robinson, Lynn 
Shreveport So 
Robinson, Rhonda 
Elton Fr 

Rodriguez, Debra 
Shreveport Fr 
Rose, Beckie L. 
Bossier City Fr 
Ross, Rhonda M. 
Metairie So 
Roussei, John 
Shreveport Jr 
Roy, Jennifer J. 
Pineville Fr 

Roy, Mary-Helen 

S//<te// Fr 
Rusli, Katrine 
Indonesia So 
Rush, Gladys M. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Rushing, Alaina J. 
Alexandria Jr 
Rutherford, Vonda K. 
DeRidder So 

Ryder, Shonda D. 

Oberlin Fr 
Sand, Colette M. 
Moreauville Jr 
Sanders, James E. 
Shreveport Jr 
Sanders, Pamela 
Shreveport So 
Sandifer, Rhondi R. 
Baton Rouge So 

264 Individuals 

- Scott 

Sampite, Sheila J. 

Natchitoches So 
Scarbrough, Kelly 
Natchitoches So 
Schneider, Ann M. 
Chalmette So 
Scott, Gwendolyn 
Plain Dealing Jr 
Scott, Monica D. 
Shreveport So 

While most students work their way 
through school with work study jobs or a part 
time position at a local business, twenty-two 
year old junior Dennis Allison maintains his 
budget through playing music. A member of 
a three man band named the Mixx, Dennis is a 
keyboardist and vocalist. The two other 
members are brothers Rick and Pat Harris, 
who are both out of school. 

Allison used to be a member of the NSU 
Entertainers; but when they folded, he pursued 
a career with the Mixx. Allison and his band 
performed at such clubs such as the Student 
Body, JJ.'s in Ruston, fraternity and sorority 
parties across North Louisiana, and the river- 
bank in Natchitoches during the fall semester. 

The Mixx receives anywhere from four 
hundred to eight hundred dollars a perform- 
ance. Dennis would not comment on how 
much he has made in the past year, but he did 
say it's just enough to cover his bills. Though 
money is a reason why Dennis performs al- 
most every weekend, it's not the only reason. 
"I'm just glad I'm privileged to play with 
talented musicians like Rick and Pat. When 
we come together as a group and we sound 
good, we please the crowd and get satisfaction 
from it, " Allison said. 

Does practicing and performing hinder 
his studies? "Not really. You just have to 
make time, " Dennis replied. "School has 
always tried to come first but it is difficult to 
perfect both my music and grades at the same 

Though the Mixx is known mainly by the 
young music lovers through North Louisiana 
for their top 40 and progressive dance music, 
Dennis has big goals for the band's future. 
"I'm in school so I'm not going to set every- 
thing on making it in a band. I want to make it 
big for exciting and pleasing people but not 
necessarily to be rich. You can have all the 
money in the world and not be happy." Dennis 
Allison and the Mixx are exactly what the pop 
music industry needs, down to earth and good- 
hearted people who want to please their fans 

Individuals 265 

Scott - 

Scott, Pamela 
Shreveport Fr 
Seay, Sherry E. 
Dossier City So 
Seidler, Harald G. 
United Kingdom Jr 
Seiplc, Nancy H. 
Natchitoches Jr 
Semien, Gerard 
Lake Charles So 

Sepulvado, Kim 

Many Jr 

Sepulvado, Randha 
Shreveport Fr 
Shelton, Sharon M. 
Montgomery Jr 
Shelton, Sherry 
Bossier City Fr 
Shores, Melissa 
Vivian Fr 

Sibley, Dana 
Campti i>o 
Simon, Andrea J. 
Marshall, TX Jr 
Simoeaux, John J. 
Ft. Polk Jr 
Sims, Victoria 
England Fr 
Sisson, Connie L. 
Natchitoches So 

Slankster, Dolorice 
Shreveport Fr 
Slaton, Mandy J. 
Rodessa So 
Slay, John B. 
Many Jr 
Smith, Carl 
Baton Rouge So 
Smith, Jennifer L. 
Hessmer Fr 

Smith, Jo D. 

Smith, Shavannia M. 
Leesville Fr 
Smith, Terrie 
Stonewall Fr 
Smith, Thomas R. 
Shreveport So 
Smith, Tim 
Montgomery So 

Smith, Tracy A. 

Oberlin So 
Snead, Anna M. 
Coushatta Jr 
Snelling, Kim 
Shreveport So 
Sonnier, Louicreacy 
Joneshoro-Hodge Fr 
Spencer, Phyllis 
Mansfield Fr 


266 Individuals 

- Stroud 

During the hot nights of the fall semes- 
ter, many NSU dorm residents were awakened 
by the annoying chirping of menacing crickets 
in their rooms. Of course, this was not a major 
campus problem; but it was a hassle. These 
little crickets took the initiative to over-popu- 
late the dorms and invade students laundry 

What was even worse than to hear a 
cricket chirping while trying to study was to 
find a dead cricket with only three legs in your 
tennis shoe. The uncivilized students would 
pick the dead insect up with their hands and 
toss them in the waste basket. However, this 
was an ordeal for the more "clean" students. 
"First I'd have to get a piece of construction 
paper and slide it under their dead bodies. 
Then I'd go flush them down the toilet," said 
freshman Shannon Trigg. 

It was finally brought to the attention of 

a local pest control business in Natchitoches 
and the problem was exterminated. Hopefully 
an insect crisis of this nature will not occur 
again in the NSU dormitories; but if it does, 
have some ear plugs and construction paper 
stored in your closet. 

Spikes, Gloria L. 

Lake Charles So 
Spink, Stacie 
Shreveport Fr 
Staats, Candace J. 
St. Louis, MO Fr 
Stainbrook, Tammy 
Shreveport Fr 
Steele, Sandra J. 
Many Fr 

Stephens, Peggy 

Shreveport Fr 
Slewart, Lisa G. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Stickle, Sarah J. 
Baton Rouge So 
Stone, Christopher 
Newellton Jr 
Strawther, Lotena 
Shreveport Fr 

Strickland, Jackie V. 

Leesville So 
Stringer, Shannon L. 
Shreveport Fr 
Streetman, Cynthia D 
Shreveport So 
Strother, Linda 
Shreveport Fr 
Stroud, Toni D. 
Alexandria fr 

Individuals 267 

Stuart - 

Stuart, Julie M. 

Haughion Fr 
Surane, Robin 
Shreveporl Jr 
Sutherland, Tamara 
Shreveport So 
Sutton, Lydia 
Shreveport Fr 
Sweeney, Harriet J. 
Bossier City So 

Sweeney, Jearl L. 
Campti Fr 

Swiggard, Catherine 
Wellsville, NY Fr 
Taff, Stacey L. 
Pineville Fr 
Tappin, Janice D. 
Bastrop Fr 
Tate, Tanja A. 
Many Fr 

Taulbee, Fred L. 

Leesville So 
Tauzin, Michele M. 
Natchitoches So 
Taylor, Evan R. 
Natchitoches So 
Taylor, Roy E. 
Bartlett, TN Fr 
Taylor, Sandra R. 
Mansfield Jr 

Terrell, Marjorie L. 

Tessier, Matthew W. 
Baton Rouge So 
Theus, Shelisa L. 
Monroe Fr 

Thibideaux, Angelique 
Opelousas Fr 
Thomas, Andrea L. 
Springfield, VA So 

Thomas, Julia G. 
Winnfield So 
Thomas, Toranya R. 
Mansfield So 
Thompson, Robert 
Bossier City Fr 
Tietjen, Tar* M. 
Keithville Fr 
Tilley, Cynthia 
Shreveport So 

Timmers, Tamara 
Shreveport Fr 
Tinker, Sandra 
Bossier City So 
Tinker, Sara K. 
DeQuincy Fr 
Tinsley, Shcrri 
Minden Jr 

Tippet, Heather K. 
Benton, TX Fr 

268 Individuals 

- Waller 

Tipton, Rhonda C. 
Ringgold Fr 
Tcdd, Suzanne 
Dossier City Fr 
Tomlinson, James P. 
Winnfield Fr 
Toms, Kathleen F. 
Saline Fr 

Touchet, Katherine V. 
Pineville Fr 

Toussaint, April A. 

New Orleans Fr 
Toliver, Yalaunda Y. 
Natchitoches So 
Tran, Loan T. 
New Orleans Fr 
Trigg, Shannon L. 
Baton Rouge Fr 
Troxler, Mark A. 
Thibodaux So 

Turbeville, Donna 
Shreveporl So 
Turner, Patsy 
Elm Grove Fr 
Turner, Tanya F. 
Mansfield So 
Tutt, Stacy 
Shreveport Fr 
VanBuren, Karyn A. 
New Orleans Fr 

Vallien, Pamela 

Natchitoches Jr 
Van denBoom, Cheryl 
Shreveport Jr 
Vassar, Brandi S. 
Elysian Fields, TX So 
Veatch, Elizabeth D. 
Bossier City So 
Vercher, Donna L. 
Forest Hill Jr 

Vercher, Glyn D. 

Natchitoches So 
Venable, Josie B. 
Plain Dealing Fr 
Vinson, Earnest M. 
Pineville Jr 
Voorhees, John L. 
Hammond Jr 
Voorhies, Dina 
Minden Fr 

Wadson, Reginald D. 
Los Angeles, CA Fr 
Walker, Dina F. 
Many Jr 

Wall, A. Melaine 
Many So 

Wallace, Dora A. 
Natchitoches Jr 
Waller, Dorothea 
Zwolle So 

Individuals 269 

Walsh - 

Walsh, Jennifer C. 

Baton Rouge So 
Walters, Wendy J. 
Many So 
Wang, Jue 
China Jr 
Ward, Lisa E. 
Leesville So 
Ward, Tim G. 
Leesville Jr 

Wardlaw, Harry F. 

Castor Fr 

Warren, Christopher 
Castor Fr 

Washington, Carla M. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Washington, Sarah 
Minden Fr 
Waters, Wilfred F. 
Dallas, TX Jr 

Weaver, Glenda 

Bossier City So 
Weaver, Lisa 
Bossier City Fr 
Webb, Lena B. 
Coushatta Fr 
Wells, Rosa L. 
Natchitoches Jr 
Wells, Sonia Y. 
Olla So 

Westmoreland, Terri 

Natchitoches Fr 
White, Amy E. 
Natchitoches Fr 
White, April R. 
Jonesville So 
White, Chester 
Zwolle Fr 
White, Gayla A. 
Jonesville Jr 

White, Verna 
Shongaloo So 
Whitford, Jennifer L. 
Natchitoches Fr 
Whitley, Catrell D. 
New Orleans So 
Whitley, Clara R. 
Vidalia Jr 
Whitstine, Elsie 
Campti Jr 

Wiley, Marion S. 
Homer Fr 
Willett, Linda A. 
Dry Prong Jr 
Williams, Angela D. 
Kenner So 
Williams, Chena P. 
Shrevcport So 
Williams, Denice 
Many Fr 

270 Individuals 

- Yount 

Williams, Eva L. 
Converse Jr 
Williams, Janice 
Many Fr 

Williams, Jennifer L. 
Zwolle So 
Williams, Lisa 
Natchitoches Jr 
Williams, Reginald C. 
Harvey So 

Williams, Shelia L. 

Natchitoches Fr 
Williams, Yolanda S. 
Alexandria h 
Wilson, Charlene 
Shreveport Fr 
Wilson, Cindy R. 
Haughton Jr 
Wilson, Kelle S. 
Natchitoches Fr 

Wilson, Vickie K. 

Leesville Jr 
Wimberly, Carolyn 
Minden Fr 
Winders, Kristi L. 
Baton Rouge Fr 
Windham, Shannon D. 
Natchitoches So 
Wise, ShondaL. 
Winnfield So 

Wolfe, David L. 

New Orleans Jr 
Wolfe, Steve 
Many Jr 

Womack, Karen D. 
Winnfield Jr 
Womack, Melissa C. 
Winnsboro So 
Womack, Rebecca 
Winnfield Jr 

Wren, Lori 

Bossier City Jr 
Wright, Ron 
Many So 
Wyatt, D. Neal 
llaynesville So 
Wynn, Cynthia 
Oviedo FL Fr 
Wynne, Teresa I. 
Shreveport Fr 

Individuals 271 








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Edited by Dawn Morris 


272 Community 

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Community 273 


Founded in 1714, 
Natchitoches is Louisiana's 
oldest settlement, and her 
history is very rich. 

That history begins 
with Natchitoches' own 
founding hero, Louis Juch- 
ereau St. Denis. St. Denis 
was a Canadian Lieutenant 
who, after resigning his 
position with the French 
army, received an impor- 
tant commission with the 
Louisiana Province. 

In the course of his ex- 
peditions, St. Denis sailed 
up the Red River to the 
village of the Natchitoches 
Indians. Here St. Denis 
established friendships 
with these indians. 

When the position for 
commandant of Fort St. 
Jean Baptiste in Natchito- 
ches opened, St. Denis was 
chosen. He combined his 
powerful personality, ex- 
perience in leadership, and 
excellent relationship with 
the area people to ally the 

Soon after the Louisi- 
ana indians had been united 
by St. Denis, Eastern area 
indians began marauding 
in the Louisiana Territory. 
Fort St. Jean Baptiste be- 
came the main defending 
point against these invad- 
ing indians. St. Denis, the 
men from the Fort, the 
peaceful indians, and the 
Spanish soldiers from 
neighboring Los Adaes (lo- 
cated outside present day 
Robclinc) joined to defeat 
these indians and secure 
peace in the area. 

This vacant building used 
to be the depot for the Natchi- 
toches, Texas, and Pacific 
Railroad Station. The build- 
ing now stands empty. 

.where the past lives. 

These accomplish- 
ments are only a few of the 
reasons Natchitoches will 
forever celebrate the mem- 
ory of St. Denis. 

A no longer used but 
still present reminder of 
Natchitoches' past is the old 
railroad station. This de- 
pot stands as a reminder of 
the days when the railroad 
ran a passenger service 
through town. 

The Police Jury first 
set aside funds for the rail- 
road in 1852. The funds 
were to be raised by a tax 
levied on parish real estate. 
The money was paid in five 
installments and totaled 

This line connected 
Natchitoches with New 
Orleans, Shreveport, and 
many other cities through- 
out the state. The railroad 
was a symbol of progress 
and helped keep Louisiana 
even with other states in 

the age of growing tech- 

One of the railroads 
greatest conveniences was 
speedy travel. Before the 
railroad, the trip from 
Natchitoches to New Or- 
leans and back took thirty 

to forty days. With the 
completion of the railroad, 
the trip could be made in 
one day with only one 
switchover in Cypress. 

Even though the ex- 
citing days of railroad travel 
are long gone, the now 

empty Natchitoches Texas and 
Pacific Railroad Station will 
stand as a reminder of how 
travel used to be. 

This historical marker com- 
memorates two of Natchitoches' 
founding dates. 



Founded by St. Denis, 1714; 

the oldest permanent 

settlement in Louisiana and 

the entire Louisiana Purchase 

territory west of the 

Mississippi. On this site. 

Fort St. Jean Baptiste was 

built about 1715. 

274 History 

The Fleur-De-Lis is seen all 
aroundtown. This symbolic flower 
is a reminder of the strong French 
heritage in the area. 

The history of Natchi- 
toches is not only a story of 
people but a story of places 
as well. One such histori- 
cal location is the Fort St. 
Jean Baptiste, located on 
what was at the ti me the Red 

The fort's beginnings 
were meager - only two 
small log cabins occupied 
by a few French Canadians. 
These two small cabins 
became the first lasting 

European settlement in the 
area that was to become 
known as the Louisiana 

In 1715, the fort's sec- 
ond year, the French turned 
the humble setUement into 
a military post to protect 
Natchitoches from the Span- 
iards who were raiding in 
Texas. This move made the 
fort official. The Canadi- 
ans named the structure af- 
ter their patron saint - St. 





Jean Baptiste. 

Despite its military 
function, the fort's main 
concern was trading. It was 
an outpost for French trad- 
ers who bartered and sold 
animal pelts, salt, bear oil 
and other goods. 

The next big change in 
the fort's history occured in 
1732 when structural 
changes and improvements 
were made to the original 

The first changes were 
the erection of additional 
buildings to the site such as 
barracks, a small warehouse 
and a warehouse keeper's 
home. Second, St Denis 
himself decided to replace 
the rotting logs that formed 
the palisade. In addition to 
replacing the existing out- 
side logs, St. Denis had a 
second, shorter wall in- 
stalled around the inner pe- 
rimeter, making a palisade 
of double thickness. 

Less than a decade later, 
Fort St. Jean Baptiste fell to 
Spanish rule. For a while 

Fort St. Jean Baptiste has 
been kept open by the Office of 
State Parks as an historical 
site so that present and future 
generations can continue to 
explore the ways of their an- 

Spain continued to use the 
site as a trading center, but 
because its original purpose 
of protecting the territorial 
boundary no longer applied, 
the Spanish allowed the con- 
dition of the fort to deterio- 
rate into ruin. 

In 1979, recontruction 
of the fort began. The new 
structures were built in ac- 
cordance with the original 
architect's plans and exten- 
sive historical research. An 
attempt was made to fash- 
ion all of the materials used 
in the construction in the 
way the first materials were 
made. Also, the new build- 
ers tried to use only goods 
from around the area of 

Evidence of Natchito- 
ches' vivid history is plain 
not only in the monuments 
and museums located in the 
area but also in the every- 
day sights. 

One of these common 
scenes is the entire campus 
of the universtiy. Some of 
the buildings date back to 
over a century ago. 

Perhaps the most obvi- 
ous display of the age of 
Natchitoches is Front Street. 
That one street runs through 
the middle of the historical 
district, faces the Cane 
River, and possesses the 
charm of original bricked 


Beautiful Front Street is perhaps the best place to go to enjoy all of Natchitoches' history in one place. There you can wander leisurely down old-fashioned brickstreets, 
aze peacefully at the river, and dream of life in another time. 

History 275 

Romeo (Gregory Payne) and Juliet (Amy Slade) meet for the 
first time and fall in love during the LRT production o/Romeo and 
Juliet, by William Shakespeare. 


The Premiere Season 

On Friday, October 7, 
1988, 8:00 p.m., the curtain 
rose as the Louisiana Rep- 
ertory Theater began its 
premiere season at North- 
western State University. 
The season kicked off with 
Romeo and Juliet, the clas- 
sic Shakespeare tragedy re- 
membered for its romance 
rather than its tragedy. 

This season of the 
Louisiana Repertory Thea- 
ter also included Noises 
Off, an hilarious English 
farce by Michael Frayn, 
Anna Christie, the play for 
which Eugene O'Neill won 
his second Pulitzer Prize, 
/' m Not Rappaport, the 
1986 Tony-Award winning 
play by Herb Gardner and 
The Dickens Christmas 
Carol Show, a musical 
adaption of the popular 
Charles Dickens novel, A 
Christmas Carol. 

Romeo and Juliet are 
the "star-crossed lovers," 
the boy and girl who fall in 
love at first sight, all the 
while knowing that their 
families are mortal ene- 
mies. The love of the young 
couple transcends the ran- 
cor of Montagues and 
Capulets. They devise a 
fated plan that promises to 
bring them together, but 
docs so at the cost of their 

story of a troupe of third- 
rate actors touring a low- 
budget farce through the 
small towns of England. 
The play-within-a-play, 
entitled Nothing On, in- 
volves a real estate agent 
and his lover who meet for 
a rendezvous at an English 
country home. 

Soon the real estate 
agent and nis lover discover 
that they share the house 
with a dizzy maid, an Ara- 
bian sheik, at least one bur- 
glar, and a couple attempt- 
ing to dodge the tax collec- 
tor. Doors slam, pants fall 
down, and props, like sar- 
dines and cactus plants, 
keep popping up to get in 
their way. 

Anna Christie is 
being presented in celebra- 


tion of the 100th anniver- 
sary of the playwright 
O'Neill's birth. His play is 
a powerful story of love, of 
shattered ideals, and of 
eventual redemption, set 
against the misty backdrop 
of "that old devil spa." 

In the play, Anna 
Christie is reunited with her 
sea-captain father, Chris 
Christopherson, after a long 
separation. Happy at first, 
Anna plans a "new" life for 
herself and feels that she 
can get away with it — until 
Matt Burke shows up, falls 
in love with Anna, and, in 
doing so. threatens to lift 
the shadow from her unsa- 
vory past. 

The heart-warming 
comedy I'm Not Rappa- 
port, which ended its long 

Noises O/f depicts the 

Cast members of the LRT 
production of Noises Off are 
seen here embroiled in one of 
the many madcap scenes inthis 
hilarious farce by Miachael 

lid Louisiana Repertory Theater 

Nat (Warren Hammack) and Midge (Gary Watt) share a 
moment of friendship in the LRT production of I'm Not Rappaport 
by Herb Gardner. 

Chris Christopher son (Scott Edmonds) and his long-lost 
daughter Anna (Pamela White), find contentment and new happi- 
ness aboard Chris's coal barge in the LRT production of Anna 

and successful Broadway 
run in mid-January of 1988, 
concerns Nat and Midge, 
two elderly gentlemen who 
weigh the sorrows of aging 
against the joys of experi- 
ence and independence 
from their favorite bench in 
New York's Central Park. 
Play wright Gardner's 
script fully captures the 
charm and dignity of these 
spunky and streetwise octo- 
genarians as they use their 
wits to fight off muggers 
and postpone evictions. 

Following the six-week 
run, the Louisiana Reper- 
tory Theater at Northwest- 
ern State University pre- 
sented as a special Christ- 
mas feature The Dickens 
Christmas Carol Show, 
written by Arthur Sholcy, 
with music by Norman 
Becdic. This all-time favor- 
ite is the story of giving, and 
of learning to give, that has 
for generations warmed 
hearts and reminded many 
of the true spirit of Christ- 

Louisiana Repertory Theater 111 

Dolly Partort delighted fans at the Northwestern State Uni- 
versity vs. Southwest Missouri game in Turpin Stadium. Parton 
sang her hit, "9 to 5," and was accompanied by the Spirit of North- 
western Marching Band. 

Thanks to Bobby Har- 
ling, Herbert Ross, and the 
six lovely ladies of Steel 
Magnolias, Natchitoches' 
summer residents feel like 
old movie hands. From 
those who participated in 
the film -- as extras, produc- 
tion staffers, gofers, etc. -- 
to those who just stood on 
the streets and watched, all 
residents had the feeling of 
being a part of movie mak- 
ing history. 

Natchitoches' time as 
"Little Hollywood" lasted 
from late June until mid- 
Scptcmber. By the start of 
the Fall semester, the towns- 
folk did not ever look twice 
if Olympia Dukakis was 
working out at Body World 
or Shirley MacLaine stood 
next to them in line at the 
Movie Market. Heidi Her- 
nandez, NSU student and 
cmployeeatT.C.'s Yogurt, 
said, "Shirley MacLaine 
came in at least once a week 
this summer. To me, each 
lime was really exciting!" 

A few of the summer's 
movie memories include 
partying with Tom Skerritt, 
Dolly Parton singing dur- 
ing halftime at NSU's first 
home football game, sweat- 
ing through an extra Christ- 
mas Festival in September, 
and the delight of the Easter 
Bunny in August. 

The movie contributed 
to Natchitoches in ways 
other than fun, games, 
memories, and work. 
Tommy Whitehead, NSU's 
liaison to Steel Magnolias, 
said having the movie in 
town was a great boost to 

community spirit as well as 
the economy in the area. 
Betty Jones, Director of the 
Chamber of Commerce, 
agrees. "The psychologi- 
cal value for Natchitoches 
was something money 
couldn't buy." 

Local businessman, 
Don Nichols of the Mariner 
Seafood and Steakhouse, 
was pleased with this 
summer's increased busi- 
ness. "People who don't 
usually go out were out 
more often, hoping to see 
someone famous." 

Some of the more 
practical and evident side 
benefits received by the 
city of Natchitoches were 
street improvements. 
Freshly painted street 
lines, extra left-turn sig- 
nals on the bridges, and 
the beginning of a street 
overlay project met the cast 
and crew upon arrival in 
Natchitoches. With many 
visitors expected in 
Natchitoches, clarifica- 
tions of traffic flow were 
needed. "Natchitoches has 
so many unique intersec- 
tions that all those extra 
people wouldn't know 
how to get around town 
without the signals," com- 
mented David Antilley II, 
a junior at NSU. 

Each individual sum- 
mer resident of Natchito- 
ches now carries a "movie 
story" to tell their grand- 
children. ". . .1 remember 
the Summer of '88. That's 
the year The Movie came 
to town. . ." 

"Do what?" seems to be the question Anne lie, portrayed by 
Daryl Hannah , is asking as she attempts to liven up the exterior 
ofTruvy's Beauty Shop with a string of Christmas lights. 

278 Movie Summer 

The Summer 


W Came to Our Town 

Natchitoches native Robert Harling keeps an eye on the 
happenings on the set of the motion picture produciton of his hit 
off-Broadway play, Steel Magnolias. 

Steve McCormick is the center of attention at a farewell 
party when fall term started and he quit his job as a production 

Steel Magnolias' six lovely ladies, Julia Roberts, Olympia 
Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field and 
Daryl Hannah, attend their first press meeeting in Natchito- 
ches. The meeting was held inNSU's Student Union Ballroom . 

Movie Summer 


Bed & Breakfast Houses 

Unique Accommodations in a Unique City 

Visitors to Natchito- 
ches are greeted not only by 
friendly people, beautiful 
surroundings and fascinat- 
ing history, but also by 
unique accommodations — 
Natchitoches' many Bed 
and Breakfast houses. 

Several B&B's 
throughout the area offer a 
pleasant and unusual way to 
enjoy the city. Not only do 
these places provide the 
experience of actually liv- 
ing for a while in houses 
steeped in history, but they 
also allow travelers to get 
away from the normal rou- 
tine of ordinary hotels. 

B&B's are a quaint 
way to enjoy a visit in 
Natchitoches. Home-style 

comfort and convenience 
are a key to their success. 
Some include a swimming 
pool, some are furnished 
with antiques while others 
are graced with local arts 
and crafts. In their own 
way, every home gives a 
extraordinary look at the 
history of the area through 
their decor and the stories 
the houses can tell. 

Oneof the nicest bene- 
fits of these houses is their 
proximity to the Historic 
District of Natchitoches. 
The majority of the bed and 
breakfasts are located within 
walking distance of down- 
town Natchitoches, Cane 
River and several area his- 
torical sites. 

The Fleur de Lis Bed and Breakfast offers the closest imitation 
of family life. Guests may enjoy the freedom of touring Natchi- 
toches or the pleasure of staying home in the cozy family atmos- 
phere offered by the hosts. 

The Chaplin House was originally built in 1892 and is cur- 
rently listed on the National Historical Register. The home is 
protected by an Historic Preservation Grant issued by the Divi- 
sion of Archaeology and Historic Restoration. 

280 Bed and Breakfasts 

Ducournau Square is the courtyard adjacent to the Cloutier 
Town House. Visitors to the Cloutier Town House may enjoy the 
atmosphere of the square behind their lodgings and a view of 
Front Street from the front windows. 

Out-of-town visitors are 
not the only ones who enjoy 
the pleasure of the inns. 
Natchitoches natives have 
been known to spend a 
weekend of being pampered 
by the joy and downhome 
luxury of a B&B. 

Michelle Mayeux, long- 
time resident of Natchito- 
ches, finds a weekend get- 
away refershing. "It's nice 
to spend time in your home- 

town as a guest. You get a 
new view of everyday 
things you usually take for 

Included in a night's 
accommodations are cozy 
living quarters, a continen- 
tal breakfast and usually 
complimentary wine. So if 
you want to experience the 
charm of Natchitoches, 
vacation in town and spend 
a night at a local B&B. 

v*' I ■■■■ ;-*.- 

Within walking distance of the B&£' s, downtown Front Street 
is a great place for Bed and Breakfast guests to visit. The area 
offers stunning architecture, tranquil scenery, and nifty stores 
where one can browse or buy things from handmade crafts to cast 
iron skillets. 

Natchitoches' pride in her history is not dulled by the rapid 
progress of business. Even new additions to old buildings keep 
the pride in history alive by blending with the original architec- 

Bed and Breakfasts 281 

Cultural Events Series Makes 
the Most of Leisure Time 

Students tired of the 
same old pizza and movie 
routine were treated to sev- 
eral award-winning per- 
formances co-sponsored by 
Northwestern's Cultural 
Events Series and the Stu- 
dent Activities Board. Tony 
Smith, Cultural Events 
Chairman, said "The series 
was really successful and it 
brought a big crowd." 

Some of the headlin- 
ing performances included 
a piano recital by Delphin 
and Romaine, the national 
touring production of The 
Mystery of Edwin Drood, 
and the Ballet de Montreal 
EddyToussaint, along with 
a sell-out concert by the 
world-famous jazz pianist, 
Ray Charles. 

A dynamic piano 
concert was performed by 
the well-known duo, Edwin 
Romaine and Wilfred Del- 
phin, who is a native of 
Natchitoches. The perform- 
ance, sponsored by SAB, 
captivated the audience with 
both classical and current 

A lively madcap mur- 
der mystery, The Mystery of 
Edwin Drood is the only 
musical in theater history 
that lets the audience vote 

Edwin Romaine tells the 
audience about their next mu- 
sical selection while partner 
Wilfred Delphin listens atten- 

Who killed Edwin Drood? 
The Chairman (Stephen 
LeBlanc, center) introduces a 
few of the suspects, who all 
want the audience to choose 
them as the killer in The Mys- 
tery of Edwin Drood. 

282 Cultural Events Series 

on the ending. The show 
was awarded "Best Musi- 
cal" in 1985. It also won 
five Tony Awards along 
with the Drama Desk and 
the Outer Critics Circle 
Award for Best Musical. 
The production also claimed 
the Edgar Award for Best 
Play from the Mystery 
Writers of America. 

The Ballet de Mon- 
treal Eddy Toussaint, an 
internationally-known bal- 
let company from Montreal 
in Quebec, Canada, com- 
bines classical and modern 
dance styles. The Eddy 
Toussaint represents Que- 
bec throughout the world, 
earning an outstanding repu- 
tation for its original style. 
The company drew world 
attention with its perform- 
ance during the closing cere- 
monies of the 1976 Sum- 
mer Olympic Games in 

Chorus members of The 
Mystery of Edwin Drood per- 
form a spirited dance during 
the Music Hall Royale's theme 
song, "Off to the Races." 

Performing Mozart' s Re- 
quiem, the Ballet de Montreal 
Eddy Toussaint displays the 
artistic style that won them 
international acclaim. 

Cultural Events Series 283 

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284 Closing 

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Closing 285 

Picking up last minute supplies for mid-terms, Jeff Neely pays Rill 
Cedars, an employee of the University Bookstore. 

During the final steps of a chemical experiment, Jennifer Loukota 
pours chemicals into petri dishes to cultivate a new pathogen. 

JN orth western... not just a place to receive an educa- 
tion, but an atmosphere that provides an opportunity for 
making lifetime friends and reaching academic goals. 
In an effort to participate in the wide variety of activities 
around campus, students expanded their views, worked 
with others, and even took part in everyday events that 
provided exciting new experiences... where they made 
their mark. 

286 Closing 

Closing 287 

Enjoying a park bench and the convenient shade of one of the many oak trees around Varnado Hall, Kelly Dawson and Glenn 
Moorman check over their notes before going to class. 

< UMjmm _ W 

JN ineteen eighty-nine ... a year marked by 
personal accomplishments and university- 
wide triumphs. Students of Northwestern 
proved they could make a difference in 
class, on the job and on the playing fields. In 

every aspect OI CampUS lite, It WaS a year OI ^/fce Holmes takes lime out between classes to read the newspaper in the Student Union. 

Making Our Mark. 

288 Closing 

Marvin Dorsey is one of the few students who actually 
finds mail in their post office box. 

Insuring that his car will go "boom", Lance Stunt- 
baugh makes some repairs to his radio. 

Yvonne Randazzo and Lisle Bergman stop outside Russell Hall to look over a book. 

Closing 289 




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290 Index 


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Abercromhie , Stacy234 

Ackcrson, Christy D. 121, 234 

Adams, MarvinG. 224 

Adams , Tracy 2 2 4 

Affeltranger, Cindy 120, 126, 224 

Affeltranger , Tammy L. 234 

Ainsworth , JanelleL. 109, 234 

Airhart , Anna 2 02 

Airhart , Arlene2 1 8 

Akuno , Emily A. 2 24 

Alexander , Earl 224 

Alexander , Sandra K. 234 

Alford , Dcnise 65 

Alford , Mary D. 234 

Alford, Robert P. 120, 129 

A lien , Adrienne2 3 4 

Allen , ArthurS. 218 

Allen , CarolG. 218 

Allen , Chuck 1 12 

Allen , JenniferC. 234 

Allen , Jerry L. 218 

Allison, MorganT. 234 

Allrcd , Kristin224 

Allums, Randy D. 234 

Alost , Alma 13, 195 

Alost , Robertl3, 194, 204, 205 

Altcnburger, Dcnniscl28 

Anders , Mike 4 5 

Anders , Teresa F. 234 

Anderson, Anettall8 

Anderson, Detra L. 224 

Anderson , Jennifer L. 234 

Anderson, K i in be rl v 2 2 4 

Anderson, Lc Ann 4 1 

Anderson , Theresa M . 234 

Anderson , Tina M. 75, 128, 234 

Anderson, Tommic234 

Anding, James224 

Andrews , Daryl 5 7 

Andrews. Nicki 122 

Andrews, NicoleT. 23 4 

Angely, Rhonda 2 24 

Antcc , Kim 195 

Antilley , DavidL. 234 

Antilley , Melissa J. 234 

Applegate, MaryD. 120, 124, 234 

Armand , Keith P. 163, 234 

Armand , Penny E. 234 

Arnett, DcniseM. 234 

Arnold , Brad 5 7 

Arnold , Theresia 126, 128 

Arthur , Rhonda L. 128, 234 

Ashcroft , PatriciaB. 224 

A tkinson , Brian 197 
Altaway , TinaM. 234 

Atwcll, StehpanieS. 234 

Aucoin, Gwendolyn234 

Aymond , Vanessa G. 121, 224 

Ayrcs, Faye A. 234 

Ayrcs , John4 1 

A zlin , Lucy A. 23 4 

Bacon , Brent 12 2 
Baglcy . I.ela 2 3 4 
Bailey , Chuck97 
Bailey, Shawn 97, 121 
Baker, JesseB. 234 
Baker, PainelaJ. 235 
Balcntine, TwylaD. 119, 224 
Ballcnger , Grady 191, 218 
Ranlarics, Mary 125, 218 
Barbc, Bobby K. 235 
Barbcrousse , Dale W. 235 
Bari, RichardS. 224 
Marker , Don 1 7 
Barnes , Allen 3 8 
Barnett , Diana 2 3 5 
Barr , Marilyn235 
Rarridge, B. D. 2 1 8 
Barton , Max 129 
Basco , l.lnadaire 2 2 4 
Rates, Mikcl 12 

Baudoin , Elizabeth224 

Bean, Paul E. 235 

Beardon , 1.2 18 

Bcasley , Georgia B. 218 

Bcaubocuf , Jeffery 65, 128 

Beaudoin , Sherry D. 235 

Beck , Margaret E. 22 4 

Beck, MindyF. Ill, 235 

Beech , Grcg235 

Beeson , Danny 122 

Bell, Brett 126 

Bell, Jeanniel22 

Bemont , Lori 12 4 

Benjamin , Cloyd 23 5 

Benjamin, Mary224 

Bennett , Karren 122 

Bennett, Robert51, 122 

Benny , Tricia 23 6 

Benson, Shefly34, 51 

Bcntrup, Edward A . 236 

Bergeron, DavidS. 236 

Bergeron, Ricky 123, 125 

Bergeron , Scott30, 46 

Bernard, Laurie 124 

Bernard, Marsha 124 

Bcrnucho, Yvonne210 

Berry, Chad 105 

Bethel, Cindy 30, 48, 49 

Betz, Traci 129 

Bienvenu, Kathryn236 

It ill en , Christinc236 

Bin/., Viola236 

Bitowski, B i II ie 2 1 8 

Black shire. Michael 236 

Blackston, ChandraJ. 129, 224 

Blackwcll , Gingcr236 

Blake , Ronnie74, 86, 87 

Blakeway , Sandra A. 224 

Blancheck, NorAnn2 18 

Blankenship, Tammyl76 

Bobb, MillctteR. 236 

Boh b , Volanda 2 3 6 

Bogan , Karen 23 6 

Bonilla, Luisl23, 236 

Bonner, Cathcrine218 

Bonncttc. Elizabcth30, 36, 51, 

74, 105 

Bonnet te , Lisa 63 
Bonsail, Frances236 
Booker , Lisa . VI . 236 
Boone, Judy 2 1 8 
Bostick, Lisa218 
Bostick, Thad 121, 236 
Bosworth , Alicc218 
Bouc, Janctll8, 236 
Boudreau , Madclyn 116, 129 
Boudreau , Marilyn 112 
Boudreaux, Pamela 2 3 6 
Roughton , Linda 12 7 
Boutte, Harold218 
Boutte, John2 18 
Bowcn , KimR. 22 4 
Bowie , Mel vin 75, 87 
Bowman , Beth 5 1 
Boyd , Bcrnadctte2 1 8 
Boyd , Bertrand218 
Boyd, Larry 97 
Boyct, Caryl236 
Boyctt , Donald75, 99 
Boyctt, Judy236 
Bradford, Kimberly 236 
Bradley, Jr.,ThomasL. 122 
Bradshaw, Terry 13 7 
Brashear , Jim 23 6 
Breaux , Jennifer 122 
Breckenridgc, Patty 49, 236 
Brent, BIII4, 123 
Brent, William218 
Bridges, Kelley75 
Brister , Joey 12 7 
Broadway , Eddy 3 4 
Broadway , Judith 121, 126, 22* 
Brock, DorisS. 236 
Brockman, Judy236 
Brokenberry, Kaye236 
Brookes , Jenifer 236 
Rrooks, Annette 236 
Brooks, JenniferC. 236 
Brooks, Monique236 
Broom, Candy 128 
Brossct , Michelc237 
Broussard, Charlottc237 
Rroussard , Pamela A. 237 
Brown , Ashley 236, 252 

292 Index 


Brown , Brent A. 163, 224 
Brown, Brian 74, 121, 163, 166 
Brown, Christy 118, 224 
Brown , David 236 
Brown , Denise L. 224 
Brown, Gerald 72, 82, 236 
Brown , ,1 i in i 2 2 4 
Brown, JuanitaF. 224 
Brown, Kcndralyn75, 236 
Brown , Marilyn 23 6 
Brown, Miriam 122, 127, 212,224 
Brown, Nancy 236, 238 
Brown, Robert L. 51, 125, 238 
Brown, RoyalA. 218 
Brown, RudgerickV. 225 
Brown , ValarieM. 238 
Brown, Yolanda238 
Browning, Kimbcrly 34, 50, 238 
Bruetch , Rob57 
Brunt, Vicki238 
Brush , LaCreshia238 
Bryant, Anita 126, 238 
Bryant, Bi 1 1 2 1 8 
Bryant , Teresa 7 5 
Bryson , Lisa 2 3 8 
Budwah , Vickic23 8 
Buford , Patricia238 
Burke, Paula225 
Burkctt, Jeff43 
Burleigh , Elaine 119, 212, 225 
Iturlingaine , Rusty 1 1 2 
Burns , Urenda K. 2 2 4 
Burns , Thomas A. 218 
Burr , Janice L. 2 25 
Burroughs , Sara 2 18 
Burton, Nina238 
Bush , Karcn23 8 
Bush , Mike 120 
Bush , Tamara 3 6 
Bush, Van50 
Buzbec, Michelle36, 37 
Byelick , Dan 12 1 
Bynog , CharlesL. 238 
Byrd, BridgcttM. 238 

The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band goes to great lengths to ensure that their music is wonderful enough to inspire 
great cheers from Demon fans. Band members adjust to the heat while practicing for the upcoming football season. 

Cacioppo , Frank J . 238 

Calhoun , Sandra G. 238 

Callahan, Gene47 

Cambria , Sam 43 

Cameron , Neil 2 1 8 

Canalcs, Melissa K. 10, 53, 127,214 

Canficld, Marlenc 128, 238 

Cannon , Angela G. 225 

Cannon, Tommy238 

Caple , Deborah L. 238 

Cardwcll, Christine225 

Carll, Marshall 1 13 

Carlson , Stevc86, 87 

Carr , Leon 163 

Carroll , Ricky 163 

Carson, Marlcne238 

Carter, Andrea 1 7 8 

Carter, Carol J. 238 

Carter, Carolyn 23 8 

Carter, ChrisS 1 

Carter, Harold C. 23 8 

Carter, LaPriddiaT. 23 8 

Carter , Paul A. 75, 99, 129, 238 

Carter, StacieM. 238 

Carter , Tracy 3 6 

Casson, LindaF. 239 
Castillo , HadleyJ. 24 
Castillc, John M. 239 
Castillo, Carlol23 
Causey, StephanicL. 51, 239 
Cedars, TcrriS. 23 9 
Chadick, Stan2 18 
Chamberlain , Sheryl 118, 225 
Chance, AngclaO." 239 
Chance, Charmin D. 240 
Chand Chitkara2 1 8 
Chandler, Miranda225 
Chandler , Sharon E. 240 
Chanpagne, Tanya 168 
Charles, ClaraT. 240 
Chatman , Lawrence 163 
Chclctte, Judy D. 240 
Chelctte, TinaG. 240 
Chesson , Angle 12 4 
Childress, Pamcla240 
Choate , Donnie 2 40 
Christensen . Fern 123, 218 

Clark, Wanda R. 2 40 
Claud, SilviaA. 212, 227 
Clay, Valll5 
Clemens, Amanda 2 2 (> 
Cleveland, Johnny 99 
Cleveland, StacieL. 240 
Clifford, SeanM. 117, 240 
Clifton , Jerry V. 226 
Cloutier , Christi 49 
Cloutier, Stcphaniel60 
Cobb, PatriciaR. 240 
Cochran , DeAnna 111 
Cochran , Kathleen 2 18 
Cockrell, Bobby 12 
Coffey, Patricia 122 
Coficld, Rosezila226 
Cokcr, Gordon E. 2 19 
Cole, ReathaD. 2 19 
Cole, Waylon R. 122, 240 
Coleman, Catherine240 
Colcy , AliciaM. 240 
Collins, Deborah K. 226 

Christensen , Raymond 122, 123, 218 Col lins , Gary 1 2 8 
Christmas , Frances K. 162, 164, 240 Conley , Arementa 2 2 6 
Clark , Chris240 Conly , Tammy 119, 226 


Index 293 

One of the highlights of the fall semester was the Ray Charles concert sponsored 
by theNatchitoches/NorthwesternSymphony Society. OnSeptember29, 1988, Charles 
delighted a near capacity crowd at Prather Coliseum. 

Connor , Alison 12 5 

Cook, Angela 6 4 

Cook, CarrieE. 240 

Cook , Eban 75 

Cook, ErskineG. 30, 240 

Cook , Ingrid 240 

Cook, ThelmaS. 226 

Coolcy, Bernic 7 2 

Cooper, EdgarK. 163, 226 

Cooper, Elizabeth 2 4 

Cooper , Tracey M. 240 

Cope, Holly 116 

Cordova , MichelleD. 240 

Coriell , Lee 1 2 1 

Cosby, Chuck99 

Cotton , Debbiel28 

Cotton , Richard 1 28 

Couch , Charlesl25 

Coutee , ReginaG. 240 

Covington, Thomas2 19 

Cox, Annc226 

Cox, CharlesP. 99, 129, 240 

Cox, KimberlyA. 226 

Cox, Shercel07 

Cox, Sonyal78 

Craig, Anthony D. 129, 240 

rraig Yolanda 1 2 9 

('rain , Tim 6 4 

Cranford, Billy H. 122, 240 
Crappell , Keith43 
Crawford , Stacy L. 240 
Credit, Donna L. 240 
Creed, Eric 4 3 
Creigton , Walter 126, 219 
Cresap , Karen 5 
Crocker , Brenda D. 240 
Crook , DonaldWarr 124 
Crossno, Virginia219 
Crow, RandallA. 37, 212, 226 
Crow, Randy 12, 37, 107, 121, 
Crumpton , TerriL. 50, 240 
Culotta, KimberlyA. 241 
Cunningham, JuandalynnG. 226 
Cupp, Calvin W. 125 
Curcton, Alfred E. 241 
Curcton , DebraG. 24 1 
Curless , Ann 33 
Cutler, Jackie36 

Daiglc, Jeff99 

Daiglc, Paul 199 
Dale, SonjaR. 226 
DSmato , Jean2 1 9 
Dance, Myrl G. 51, 128, 

Danos, Carla A.. 24 1 
Darby , Terrie 2 2 6 
Davenport, Williel37 
Davis , Celeste242 
Davis, Chester 87, 163, 166 
Davis, Colleen M. 2 19 
Davis, LindaN. 24, 37, 242 
Davis, LolaG. 242 
Davis, MarkA. 226 
Davis , Rebecca J . 242 
Davis, Scott38 
Davis , Tommy 13 7 
Davis, WilliamA. 219 
Day, Nickl44 
Dean, H.Trac 2 42 
Dean , Pamela J . 2 42 
Deaton , TheresaM. 242 
DeBlieux, Tonial25 
DeBusk, Laura 58 
Decker, Celia219 
Decker , Charmaine R. 242 
Dcen , Kimberly K. 242 

Delahoussaye , Lori A. 242 

Delano , KerrieL. 242 

Dcmery , Theresa C. 226 

Demon, VicThe 38 

Dennis , Angela 12 7 

Dennis , Sandra 219 

Dennis, William H. 219 

Derrick, JillS. 242 

Deshotcls , Lesseley 119, 226 

DcWerff, Geoff99 

DcWitt , Kenneth 150, 163 

Dezcndorf , Adrienne A. 226 

Dibrell, Henry W. 51, 129, 242 

Dickens, Bill 2 1 9 

DiDonato, JuanM. 124, 226 

Dictzel , Paul 137 

Diggs, Debra79 

Digirolamo, Toniall8, 226 

DiMaria, Dina242 

Divetro, Pat41 

Dixon, AngelaK. 242 

Dobbins, David A. 219 

Doirou, ValerieM. 226 

Doll , Glorial03 

n omingue, Damianl05 
n y , Dayna 50 

Dorsey , Marvin 2 4 2 

Dotson , MeredithR. 242 
Dovvdcn , Beverly G. 242 
Dowden , Sarah A. 242 
Doxtatcr , Larry A. 242 
Dranguct, Marilyn36 
Driskill , Brian 134, 141, 149 
Dugas , Scott37, 61 
Dukakis, Olympia6, 57 
Dukes , Tammacee M. 242 
Dumars, Juanita242 
Dunavcnt , Chrissy 
Dunn, YvetteT. 120, 242 
Dupas, Victoria242 
Duplechien , Tony 103 
Dupre, Dan J. 57, 226 
Durham, Trina J. 128, 242 
Durlabhji, Subhash 2 1 9 
Durr, Daniel219 
Dutile, Tina8, 12, 29, 53, 108 
Duty, Russell W. 226 
Dyson , E.Lyn 242 

Ebarb, Ester242 
Ebarb , Frederick A. 242 
Ebarb, Jocl99 
Ebarb, ShereeL. 242 
Ebarb , Sheri D. 2 43 
Edwards, Al 82, 149, 163, 166 
Effcrson , Michellel33 
Eitcl, Bcth34 
Ellcrbce, YulandaR. 243 
Elliot, R.Step 219 
Elliott . Dr. Stephen 128 
Ellis, John243 
Ellis, Pete 1 44 

Emanuel, MelindaK. 129, 243 
Emmons, Johnniel60 
Engcron , Karen 30, 49, 51, 111, 

English , Joe75, 163 
En loc , Sony a 2 4 4 
Enloe, SonyaK. 244 
Enslcy , Van 75, 86, 87 
Epplcr, Dr. Thomas L. 124, 219 
Erath, Stefan 12 
Eserman , Misty L. 244 
F.stcs , Karissa 1 2 9 
Ethcridgc , Dawn P. 244 

294 Index 

Evans, AllenL. 34, 73, 75, 111, 244 

Evans, Alyson244 

Evans, AndrcwF. 226 

Every , Lynn 2 1 3 

Ewoldscn, PennyS. 244 

Ezcll, Lorl2 44 

Faecone , Steven R. 124, 244 

Fair, LatishaA. 195, 213, 226, 

Fairbanks , Melissa A. 244 

Fairchild, DarrellW. 226 

Falcon , BrettP. 244 

Fannin , Dee Ann 2 4 4 

Fant , Lenny 13 7 

Fargey , Laura 

Farley , Sherry 74, 79 

Farmer , Cindy 2 4 4 

Faust, FeliciaR. 226 

Favrc , Tracey L. 244 

Fclthcr , Jennifer L. 244 

Feltner, Jenny 125 

Fcrgcrson , Geraldine244 

Fergcrson , Lavell244 

Ferguson , Donna K. 244 

Ferguson , John D. 226 

Ficklin , Crawford23 

Fields, VernassaC. 244 

Finn , Pete 1 2 9 

Fischer, Jeffl22 

Fisher , Tracy 5 

Fitc, Bcth2 19 

I- it/.williain , Shayne 160, 161 

Flacy , Theresa E. 244 

Fleming , A.Tho 2 1 9 

Fletcher, Brian P. 244 

Fletcher , Craig244 

Fletcher, Keith M. 244 

Fletcher , \Ii>na 2 1 9 

Flint, Russell L. 244 

Floranc, Shanda 120, 125, 244 

Florcs-Gomez , Roberto 123, 244 

Flynn , Ethan A. 124, 244 

Fontcnot , Daren 12 6 

Fonlcnot, Mlchellel26, 128 

Ford, Bradley 67, 121 

Ford , Dora A. 2 44 

Forgcy , Laura 2 44 

Forrest , Don 7 5 

Foshec , Tammie R. 244 

Fowler , Jennifer L. 244 

Fowler, Kimberly245 

Fox, DcbraL. 245 

Fradclia , Casey 1 2 8 

Francis, Debbiel07 

Frank , Melissa M . 27, 74, 120, 245 

Franklin, Debra L. 245 

Franklin, LajuanaS. 227 

Franks, JaniceJ. 245 

Frashcr, Mary K. 227 

Frazier , Paul 144 

Freeman , Eric 4 1 

Freeman, MoniqueR. 74, 246 

Freeman, Sean L. 246 

Freeman , William H. 227 

Frillcs , Tyrone 7 5 

Frost, AngelaA. 246 

Fryar, Kent 97, 227 

Fuller, Michelle L. 2 46 

Fuller , Tonya 119 

Funderburk , Jason 12 2 

Funk , Chris75 

Galloway, Gil 139, 142 

Garcia, Kimberly246 

Garder , Tina 2 4 6 

Gardner, Brian K. 246 

Gardner, YachecaL. 246 

Gary, Stepanie246 

Gaspard , Holly 112, 128 

Gauthicr, Andrea 118, 246 

Gaye, John 129 

Gayer, MichelleL. 122 

Gentry , AngelaG. 27, 227 

(•entry, G a ry A . 246 

Gentry, Jaclyn246 

George, Rosill9 

Gernhauser, KirstenR. 30, 168, 227 

Gibson , Randall99 

Giddens. LisaD. 3, 246 

A familiar sight at the annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival is the Northwestern Demon Yell Leaders. Over the years 
the Yell Leaders have been a constant source of school spirit and added Christmas cheer. 

Index 295 

G id low , Leigh 2 4 6 

Gilbert, Raymond M. 219 

Gill, Amy E. 59, 246 

Gill, Sheryl 124, 246 

Gillan , Robert2 19 

Gilliam , Hetty 246 

Gilliand, Charlotte K. 246 

Girtmon , Paxton M. 246 

Gi vens , Janelle 73, 246 

Gladncy, Dee Dee2 4 6 

Glorioso, ThereseC. 246 

Glover, Jeff74 

Gonzalez, Deborah 2 46 

Goodbar , Loyd 2 4 6 

Gordon, CarrieL. 246 

Gorin , Claudia A. 246 

Gormsen , Frankie L. 246 

Goscy , Marilyn 67, 227 

Grafton , Angela M. 246 

Graham , Edward 194, 206 

Granger, Tyrone74 

Grant , .lane 2 46 

Grant , Jerry 1 2 2 

Grant, Richard 122 

Grant, Tracy J . 246 

Gray, David 1 22 

Gray , Jacqueline R . 247 

Gray , JohnD. 247 

Gray , Phyllis 126 

Grayson, Linda 177, 179 

Green , David 7 5 

Green , Jamie E. 247 

Green , Sharon F. 247 

Green, Yavette A. 79, 247 

Greer, ShannonJ. Ill, 49, 247 

Gregg, Kelil29 

Gregory, Hiram F. 2 19 

Griffin, Robin L. 247 

Grimm , Rich41 

Gross, AndriaR. 247 

Guay , Melanie 2 47 

Guay, MelindaA. 247 

Guenthen, LisaM. 127, 227 

Guerrero , Burt 4 7 

Guidry , BonnieJ. 248 

Guidry , Karen A. 30, 227 

Guilliot, Sherylyn I). 248 

C ii i II or y , Kenny99 

Guillory , Pamela K. 248 

Guillory , Renee2 48 

Guillory, StacieL. 99, 248 

Guillory , Wesley R. 117, 248 

Guin. Jennifer L. 248 

Gullcdge , Myra 121 

Gunn , Robert 126, 129 
Gurtner, Paxton75 

Gwilt , Randi 248 

Hailouz, Jamall23, 124 

Haines, Allen L. 227 

Haley , James207 

Haley, Marilyn59 

Haley, Paula L. 37, 248 

Haley, Scott24, 37, 57, 106 

Hall , Donald 86 

Hall, Hurst 2 1 9 

Hall , Stephanie M. 248 

Hamilton, Wanda J . 248 

Hampshire, CaroleLyn 125, 213 

Hanegan , Brian99 

II a n kins, Shannon 2 48 

Hannah, Daryl57, 278 

Hanson , Alissa J . 36, 248 

Hanson , Leah R. 228 

Hardmun , CarlB. 248 

Hardwick, JohnC. 99, 248 

Hargrove, Stephanie219 

Harman , Bobbie248 

Harmon , Bob99 

Harmon , Fred 2 19 

Harney , Claire E. 

Harney , ClaireE. 228 

Harper. Grady 2 19 

Harper, Judy M. 248 

Harrell , Brian 75, 103 

Harrington , Andrea L. 248 

Harris, Brett 12 

Harris, Patsy D. 248 

Harrison , Andy 99, 129 

Harrison, CindySl 

Harrison, Jamesl 29 

Haskins, Harriet E. 121, 248 

Hastings, Elizabeth A. 129, 248 

Hataway , Keith W. 228 

Hatfield, Lori37 

Hathaway , Kevin 122 

Hathorn , ChantelleL. 228 

Hattaway , KevinT. 248 

Hauck, Michele248 

Hawkins. Hollie248 

Haworth, Elizabeth 121, 248 

Haworth , Howard E. 248 

Hayes, Beth219 

Hayes, Elvln 1 37 

Haymon , Daren 12 1 

Haymon , Karen 122 

Haynie, Robin248 

Hcarn. LazarW. 74, 82", 175, 248 

Hebert. FrancineE. 228 

Hcbert. LinetteM. 36, 248 

Hebert, Ryan A. 47, 163, 248 

Heck, Darrelll07 

Hcdrick, Katira 2 2 8 

Hcffcrn, Tim248 

Heil, Allen34 

Henderson , Kelley 228 

Henderson, Kelly D. 2 14 

Hendricks , Durwood D. 248 
Hennigan, LeahAnn248 
Henry , Carla36, 248 
Hernandez, Barbara M. 219 
Hernandez, Tony38 
Hcrrcn, Ellen248 
Hervoldsheime , Mailyn 250 
Hicks, Derrick R. 250 

Hicks, Karren W. 228 
Hicks, Kristen36 
Hicrs, ChristineM. 250 
Hiestand, PaulR. 250 
Hill, KyongC. 250 
Hill, LaGwen250 
Hill, Konald228 
Hillard, Randy 82, 163 

Taking advantage of the University Bookstore' s frequent bargains, 
Yolanda Forte nberry picks out a card to send to that special someone. 

296 Index 

Hillman, Jennifer 163 
Hillyard. MarleR. 250 
Hilt, LydiaA. 250 
Himaya, M. A. 219 
Hinkston, Marcia Y. 250 
Ho, Jenny 123, 250 
Hodnett, Keith 150 
Hoffman, Betty 120, 228 
Holden, CharlotteR. 250 
Holden, Teel77 
Holland, Charles87 
Holland, Karla 250 
Holman , Shclia 220 
Holmes, CholondaM. 250 
Hood, Michelle 1 2 8 
Hoover , Dorothy J . 250 
Hopki , Kevin 
Hopkins , Charln J . 250 
Hopkins , Kevin 43 
Hopkins, KevinD. 228, 229 
Hopper , Karen 119 
Horn , Jamie 163 
Horn , Loami J. 228, 229 
Horn , Marcelis 82 
Horn , Mary 2 50 
Home, PennyJ. 228, 229 
Home, Tommy R. 121, 229 
Horton, Jill 213, 229 

Horton, ReginaldL. 121, 229 
Horton , Ryan 129 
Horton , Stevel95 
Hough, VirginiaA. 250 
House, Laurie 24, 37 
Houston, Sabrina250 
Howard, Adrian A. 86, 250 
Howard , George 
Howard , Winston36, 37, 57 
Huddle, ToddK. 6 7 
Huddleston, Michael I. 250 
Huff, Craig229 
Huffman, Chrisl25 
Huffman, KrisL. 2 50 
Hummel. PatrickH. 250 
Humphrey , Veronica O. 229 
Hunt, Royce229 
Hunt, William220 
Hunter, Jennifer74, 79 


Ibrahim, Irfanl21, 250 
Ingles, Amanda250 
Ingram, GyngerL. 229 
Ingram , Jay 3 
Ingrain , Lucille 2 2 
Ingram , Trecia J . 250 
Irwin , Christy R. 250 
Isbell, DanaL. 250 
Iscmann , Kay H. 250 
Ivcy , Teri 128 

Jackson , David W. 250 
Jackson , Mario 79 
Jackson, Sandra229 
Jackson , Tammy C. 229 
Jackson , Terry 220 
Jackson, Tomikia25 1 
Jacob, RoseMary229 
Jacobo, Rolando 123, 124 
James, Elise220 
lames, Yetta 163, 165 
Jarred , Ada 2 2 
Jarvis, Liz229 
Jean, MelissaG. 128, 229 
Jeanice, LauraJ. 251 
Jeansonne, Tana M. 121, 229 
Jcffcries , Scherry L. 251 
Jenkins , Anna 79 
Jenkins, Articia I). 251 
Jenkins , Jack 2 5 1 
Jenkins, Jill 168 
Jenkins, JudyG. 229 
Jenkins , Precious5 1 
Jenkins, Scot 112 
Jeter, KatherineL. 229 
Jetton , Marcia 2 51 
Johnnie, Reginaldl26 
Johnnie , Ronald 123, 126 
Johnsen , Chris 252 
Johnson, DiedraA. 252 
Johnson , Georgia M. 252 
Johnson , Gwendolyn M. 252 
Johnson , JeanetteM. 252 
Johnson, Martha36 
Johnson, Maxine220 
Johnson , Melinda K. 252 
Johnson, Pauline220 
Johnson , Tim23, 109, 111 

Lady Demons head coach Mona Martin and senior players Sonya Cox and 
Laurie Martin discuss the finer points of basketball play. The Lady Demons had a 
most successful season this year. 

Johnson, Warren D. 252 

Jolley , Gregll4, 220 

Jolley.H. Scott 8, 108, 109, 111 

Jolly, Jeanette 120, 126, 229 

Jones, Eddie L. 25 2 

Jones, Ken 12 1 

Jones, Lori229 

Jones, Randy 67, 122 

Jones , Robert 46 

Jones, Ronald 2 5 2 

Jones , Sara 160, 161 

Jones, Shirley252 

Jordan, Carol 26, 49, 63 

Joubert , Hlenda 2 5 2 

Joyner , Brian 99 

Junkin , George220 

Jurado, Jeanette33 

Kane, Stephen D. 229 
Karst, A I c x 1 5 
Kay, Stacy 36, 126, 252 
Keel, Sheri252 
Kcenan , Charlie 2 2 
Keen an , Todd 1 9 6 
Kellum , Charolotte252 

Kelly , Courtney M. 252 
Kelly, Diana252 
Kelly, Elizabeth A. 252 
Kennedy , Pansy 12 1 
Kerrigan , Randley J. 252 
Kevin , Lewis 147 

Kilcoy ne , Margret 126, 220 
Kim, HelenaY. 252 
Kimble, Veronica252 
King , Francis 2 5 2 
Kingngern , Kittipong 123, 252 
Kingsley , John 3 7 
Kirk, Rhonda229 
Kirk, Stephon229 
Kirkland, Robin J. 252 
Kirkland, Sterpha nie 2 5 2 
Kirkmon , Sheldon 74 
Kirkpatrick, NatalieE. 229 
Klein , Kallin252 
Klotzbach , Staci Jo 34, 252 
Klotzbach, Von 122 
Knight , Lynnel 2 7 
Knippers, W.Tary 229 
Knotts, \shelv36 
Knotts, Jeff72 
Knotts, Kenny 121 
Koon , Dominil 2 5 2 

Krause, Jay 99, 129 

Kukaras, Alexander 160 

Kyle, Kelley99, 120, 127, 253 

Index 297 

Finding a place to study often takes some imagination. Karren Bennett 
grabs a chair in the lobby ofKyser Hall. 


I.:ihh0 , Jason 2 5 3 
Labordo, Kent 99, 125 
LaCaze , Lee2 5 3 
LaCa/.c, Miriam 22 V 
LaCombe, Evelyn 253 
Lacombe , James 123, 126 
LaCour, Angela63, 67, 229 
LaCour, Jr. Anthony 121, 229 
LaHaye, Jemil08 
Laincz , Jose D. 123, 124 

Laing , Susan 2 53 
Laksmi, Devi229 

Lambert, Davidl07 
Landon , Leroy 2 2 
Landry, Abbiel25, 220 
Landry, CarlB. 25 4 
Landry , Elizabeth254 
Lane , Kimberly 254 
Lang , Susan 1 1 8 
Langon, Candacel29 
Larger , Teresa 2 5 4 
Larin, lien jami n 123, 254 
Larkins, Felita254 
Larson , Robin 2 3 
Laurence, Dwightl24 
LaVerc, David L. 213, 230 

Law , Lakeska 12 9 
Lawson , Farra2 54 
LeBlanc, Nicole 2 5 4 
LeBlanc, PatrickA. 213, 230 
LeCompte , Melvin 121, 122 
Lee , A ultra Lane 2 14 
Lee, ChrisSO 
Lee, Daynal95, 214 
Lee, Ericl63 
Lee, Mark254 

Lee, Shwu-Fen 121, 126, 127, 
Lee, Tessia 119, 214, 230 
Leone, Anita230 
Leone , Debra 2 5 4 
Lcro , Marilyn 23 
LcVasseur, Johnny 65 
Lewis , Kdwina 2 2 
Lewis, Kevin 163 
Lewis , Peggy 165 
Lewis, Rhenec 2 5 4 
Lewis, Stevel21, 128, 129, 254 
Lewis , Tracy 23 
Lewis , Veronica 12 2 
Liddle , Shannon 2 5 4 
Liga, Debbie 123, 126, 254 
Lillya , Margie67 
Lin , Janus 2 2 
Lin , Leah 254 
Lincoln , Marilyn 2 54 
Linder, Dana 125, 254 
Lindner, Elizabeth34 
Lindsay , Leon 128, 220 
Lindsey , Lynn 2 54 
Lindsey , Peggy 2 54 
Lloyd, Katrina36, 254 
Lloyd, Margaret254 
Lockhart, Orland 1 3 9 
Loflin, Charla230 
Loftin , Dway nc 2 1 
Logan , Thomas 115, 230 
Longino, Christy L. 254 
Lossin , Harry 2 54 
Lotspeich , John 12 2 
Loud , Stacey 2 5 4 
Loustaunau, Shaun254 
Lovcmore , Brian 23 
Luck, James 121, 124, 126, 214, 
Luck, LeahC. 214, 230 
Luker , Brenda 192 
Lukowski, Lisa37, 34, 50, 254 
Lund, Christopher254 
Lusk , Andrea 2 5 4 
Lutes , Janine 2 54 

Maddry, Mike256 
Madison , Mary 162, 256 
Maggiore, AngelaM. 128, 256 
Malta, JulieA. 256 
Mann , Veroncia2 56 
Manning , Archie 13 7 
Manry , Theresa256 
Manuel, Carll29 
Manuel, Mia63 
Marks, ChristinaM. 256 
Marks , Norton 220 
Maroina, William B. 256 
Marroquin , Salvador 123, 256 
Marroush, Kamil 122, 124, 230 
Marrus, Wendi2 56 
Marsalis, Karen R. 256 
Martin , Barbara A. 256 
Martin , Laura 2 5 6 
Martin , Suzanne 2 5 7 
Martin , Terrance P. 23 
Martin, WilliamT. 257 
Mason , Anthony 74, 87 
Mason , Lisa M. 2 5 7 
Mason, MichaelS. 74, 230 
Mastainich, Kent I 2 8 
Mastainich, Trisha A. 257 
Matheney , Sharon L. 257 
Mathews, Jason258 
Mathews, Myrti258 
Mathews, RitaR. 258 
Mathis , Brenda 122 
Mathues, Charla 1 18 
Matriano, Imelda230 
Matriano-Lim , Mel 118 
Mault, Tony W. 230 
May, Joel258 
Mayeux , S issi e 2 2 
Mayfield, Sean34, 59, 113 
Maynard, Sherril258 
Mayo, AliclaD. 49258 
Mayo, MaryK. 119, 214, 230 
Mays. Shelly 258 
McBride, Cheryl 220 
McCalla, Sandra 194, 220 
McCallan , Stan75 
McCann , AngelaM. 255 

298 Inat~ 

McCarty , Sonya254 
McCaskill, Brian 75, 82 
McClain , Greg255 
McClung, Barbara J. 255 
McClung, Cynthiall9, 230 
McClung, Edwin 122 
McConathy, Bill 2 2 
McConathy, KarenF. 255 
McCorkle, DeAnne220 
McCormick , Steve 129, 279 
McCoy, Tron8 2 
McCullen, Wayne38 
McDaniel, Doris255 
McDaniel, Kim 25 6 
McDavid, Elizabeth 103, 111 
McDonald, Delores256 
McDonald , Ivan 6 1 
McDonald, Karen L. 256 
McEachern, Brandy256 
McFerin, Anita220 
Mcferren , David256 
McCalha, Robbin256 
McGce, Chris 111, 121 
McGee, LoriE. 121, 230 
McGreal, Moniquel28 
McGrew , Sharon M. 256 
McHale, Mike24, 51, 53, 129 
Mclnnis, AngelaJ. 256 
Mclntyre , Lee2 56 
McKay , Troy 1 1 2 
McKenzie, MicheleK. 121, 256 
McKinney , Amy L. 230 
McKinney , Kim 2 5 6 
McLaughlin, Bronagh 118, 256 
McLendon, Patricia 2 5 6 
McMillen, Kristin 2 5 6 
McNeal, Windell256 
McNicoll, Laura 256 
McPhearson, Brian 111, 112 
McQueen , Mikel 2 
McSwain , Doris2 2 
McVey , Jackie 2 2 
Mi-Williams, X-Anne256 
Mcacham , Janie258 
Means , Tony 9 9 
Mcdlin, Dan38 
Medlock, Cynthia A. 230 
Mcdlock, SheisaD. 258 
Melancon , Tammy A. 258 
Mcldcr , Mitch258 
Mcshell, Donell258 
Methvin , Holley 12, 27, 34, 36 
Metoycr, VictorlneM. 230 

Meyers , Lisa 2 5 8 
Mczicre, Penelope258 
Miciltto, Lisa258 
Middlebrooks , Mary215 
Milburn, Rodl37 
Miller, Annelll 
Miller, DavidV. 230 
Miller, Denise50, 163, 258 
Miller, JanetL. 258 
Miller, Janice258 
Miller , Layne 24 
Miller, Lillianal24, 258 
Miller, Mary 5, 30, 
Miller, Valerie258 
Misuraca , Marc 2 5 8 
Misuraca , Sam 2 2 
Mitchell, Jay 123 
Mix, Ginny2 58 
Moblcy, Samantha258 
Molstad , Susan 2 2 
Mondello, Kerry 120 
M o n d e 1 1 o , Tara 2 5 8 
Monk, Cheryl258 
Monk, Patl27 
Monteilh, Melonie258 
Montelaro, AntoinetteSO 
Moore , Drew2 2 
Moore, Gail258 
Moore, Natalie 119 
Moore, Ray 99, 111, 129 
Moorman, Glenl09 
Morgan, Alexander258 
Morgan , TalB. 258 
Morray , Terri259 
Morris, Dawn 108, 210, 258 
Morris, RoyceE. 259 
Morton , Melissa 2 5 9 
Moses, Keri37, 259 
Mount, Tracy L. 259 
Mulkcy , Michelle 2 5 9 
Murphrey , Tim 118, 259 
Murphy, Elwanda2 20 
Murphy , Guy B. 259 
Murphy, RIversC. 192, 221 
Murray , Jay 2 5 9 
Murray , Troy 12 8 
Musgrove , Pam 12 7 
Myers, Denlsell8, 259 
Myers, Lizl 1 8 
Myers , Rachel L. 2 60 
Myers , Renee 2 60 
Myers, Tammy 2 60 
Myers, Tina260 

"Eleven out of twelve isn't that bad," says Scherry Jefferies as she 
comforts Peggy Lewis after a track meet against Louisiana Tech. 

Norton , Partricia79 
Not in , Donna43 
Nugent , Kevin 163, 260 
Nutt , IreeceH. 260 

Nye, It r i a n 2 2 1 

Naranjo , Nancy 2 3 
Naron , Debra 2 60 
Narvcz, TinaR. 260 
Nash, ClaudineL. 67, 260 
Ncllcs, William 2 2 1 
Nelms, Rhonda 126, 128, 230 
Nclms, Wanda 126, 260 
Nelson , Traci L. 260 
Ncrio, Rolandol23 
Newstrom , Mark 30, 143 
Newton, Michele260 
Nicholas, PrccillaG. 260 
Nolan , Tracy 2 6 
Nora, AnedraA. 230 
Nordbrock, Ted 1 2 9 
Norman, Paralee22 1 
Norman, Pearlie230 
Normand , Gwen A. 2 60 
Norris, Karen E. 260 

O'Bannon , Darren38 
O'Conncr, SheilaM. 230 
O'Neal, Mikel47 
Oats, Randy38 
Oberle, Ann221 
Obcrlc, MarkD. 106, 260 
Ocnbrink, Paul 124, 163, 230 
Oldham , Jason 108 
Olive, Vincel25 
Olliff , CharlesR. 260 
Orzehoskie, Chuckl43 
Osborn , Kathy D. 260 
Owens, PamelaD. 121, 260 

Index 299 

Pace , Jack 2 2 1 
Pace , Jessica J . 2 60 
Pachcco, AnaC. 260 
Padilla, Lisa230 
Paige, Daphne K . 260 
Palmer , Penny 230 
Palmer, Tracy 87, 260 
Paniagua , Gloria R. 260 
Paraham , Greg 22 1 
Parduc , Arnie23 1 
Parker, DondraS. 2 60 
Parker, JanaL. 11, 37, 260 
Parker, John W. 260 
Parker, Leonard 215, 231 
Parker , Tanya 22 1 
Parker, Timothy D. 2 60 
Parks , Jason B. 260 
Passut, Jeremy 51, 99, 129 
Pate, Sally 2 6 1 
Patcl, Karen 129, 160, 261 
Paterson , JaneF. 261 
Patin, BrittP. 261 
Patin , Duane 163 
Patterson , Jane 160 
Patterson , Rita 1 IX, 261 
Pax, Harbaral22 
Peair , Regina A. 2 62 
Pcarce, Lindaree 2 2 1 
Pcarrie, Chastity 262 
Pcna , JoAnne Y. 2 62 
Penny , RachelR. 262 
Pcpersack , James 12 5 
Periz, SallleF. 262 
Perkins, BurtSO, 103 
Perkins, Fredericks 1 
Perkins, Tracy A. 262 
Perry , Janet 3 6 
Person , Clint 122 
Peters, Kevin 10, 53 
Phifcr, Curtis221 
Phil Is , Carol262 
Pickett , Dan57 
Pickett, Robert 2 1 1 
Pierre , Adam 163, 262 
Pierre, Aufwiedersehe 2 6 2 
Pine, Clint222 

Pine, Terry231 

Pippin , Roland 120, 222 

Pitt, Dudley222 

Pleasant , Randall 120, 195 

Poe , Mary A. 2 62 

Ponder , Joyce222 

Populis. Emily Y. 129231 

Porteous, MelissaA. 8, 262 

Porter, JulieF. 262 

Porter, Patricia23 1 

Potect, Butch24, 37 

Potts, KcllyC. 262 

Powell, Charles24 

Powell, Laura 215, 231 

Powell , Tammy K. 121, 262 

Powell , Theresa L. 126, 231 

Pray, DannaP. 127, 262 

Prescott , Doug 2 3 

Preston, Carl 72, 121, 126, 231 

Prevo , Carlos M. 262 

Price , John 2 2 2 

Price, PaulA. 82, 231 

Price, Tammy L. 262 

Pridgcn , Leta M. 262 

Procell , Gregl37 

Proccll , LisaM. 262 

Prothro, Pam 2 6 2 

Prudhomme, Tainara 2 6 2 

Puckitt, Angela 1) . 262 

Putman , Julie A. 262 

Pyc, David 122 

Quails, TammyS. 262 
Quarles, Jamesll9, 231 
Quist, Paul 128 

Rabinowitz, Gail 119, 214, 231, 
Rachal, JillE. 231 
Rachal, Melinda262 
Radicello, PeteJ. 262 
Randazzo , Yvonne M. 231 
Ransibrahman , Janat 262 
Rasco , Alina Jean 119 
Rasco , Alma 23 1 
Rasco, GloriaA. 262 
Rascoe , Kathon 2 62 
Rash , Robert I 24 
Rayford, Terrence 170, 173 

Rcbouche, ClaireC. 215 

Redman, TerrieL. 129, 263 

Redmond, Amy263 

Reed , Sharon A. 262 

Reed, Van R. 108, 109, 128, 26 

Rccs, JohnE. 126, 197, 231 

Reese , Tracy 124 

Rciland, Diane K. 231 

Rclland , Carmen 119 

Relland, Diane 1 1 9 

Remedies, Tammy263 

Remo, Sharon 79, 129 

Reynolds, Robert222 

Rhodes, Johnnie 112 

Rhodes, StacieL. 263 

Rhymes, JulieA. 126, 231 

Rice, HartwellL. 121, 122, 264 

K ice , Jacqueline R . 264 

Richard, J.R.137 

Richard , Joyce K. 264 

Richards, Karth) 222 

Richardson, Kathy B. 264 

Ricks, Rebecca E. 264 

Riegel, Bill 1 3 7 

Rigaud, Sonya74, 111, 127, 231 

Rivera , Juan 195 

Rivera, WilfredoR. 264 

Rivers, Anna G. 264 

Roach , Kevin99 

Roach, Scott222 

Robarge, VickiM. 164, 264 

Following the proper procedures for filing in the SGA election, Karen Cresap instructs Denise Arnett in the Student Unio 

300 Index 

Robcrson , CadeE. 264 
Roberts, Carmen 118, 119, 231 
Roberts, Margaret L. 231 
Robertson , Joe 106 
Robertson, Joycel21 
Robertson, Kelleyl27, 215, 231 
Robertson, Sandra264 
Robinette, Robbie40, 53 
Robinson , Andrea 264 
Robinson , Annie M. 231 
Robinson , ConnieS. 264 
Robinson , Frank P. 264 
Robinson , Lynn 2 64 
Robinson, Rhonda264 
Robinson, Sarah 51, 75, 99, 122, 
Robinson , Thomas R. 231 
Rod rogue, Kristiel29 
Rodriguez, Debra264 
Rodriguez, Galindo222 
Rogers , Sidney 37, 57 
Rolofs, Peterl25 
Rosamond , Frank 129 
Rosario, FelixM. 231 
Rose, BeckieL. 264 
Rose, Becky 118 
Rose, Richard222 
Rosenthal, ToniS. 231 
Ross, Carter 1 12 
Ross, Cindy 127 
Ross, Cynthia R. 215, 231 
Ross, RhondaMI 264 
Rougcau , Robert69, 109 
Rousscl, .1 o h n 2 6 4 
Roy, Jennifer 108, 264 
Roy, Mary-Helen 2 6 4 
Riibinn, Elizabeth 124 
R n hi no , Mara 12 4 
Rush, Charlotte 108, 109, 231 
Rush , Gladys 108, 109, 264 
Rushing , Alaina 36, 264 
Rusli, Katrinel23, 264 
Rutherford, VondaK. 264 
Rutter , Charlottc27 
Ryder, Kristy 128 
Ryder, Randy 97 
Ryder, ShondaD. 264 

Salard, CallieC. 231 

Salassi , Edmond 119 

Salsbury , George87 

Samet , Jan222 

Samet , Tom 2 2 2 

Sampitd , Joe38 

Sampite, Shelia265 

Sand , ColctteM. 264 

Sanders , Brian 64 

Sanders, DorisL. 126, 231 

Sanders, James264 

Sanders, Kelli 118, 231 

Sanders, Pamela264 

Sandifer , Rhondi73, 264 

Sasscr , Morris 121 

Savoy , Marc 199 

Scarborough , Tara 3 6 

Scarbrough , Kelly 265 

Schaffcr , Richard 121, 126 

Schneider , Anne Marie34, 37, 50, 

73, 265 
Schneider, B i 1 1 7, 112 
S c o g g i n s , David222 
Scott, Craig222 
Scott, Gwendolyn 26 5 
Scott , Monica 2 65 
Scott , Pamela 2 6 6 
Scott, Richardl25 
Scars, Kenl29 
Sea wood, Lawrence 74, 82 
Scay , Sherry E. 266 
Scidlcr, HaraldG. 266 
Seiple , Nancy H. 266 
Semi en, Gerard 82, 266 
Scpulvado, KathleenK. 231 
Sepulvado, Kim210, 266 
Scpulvado, Randha266 
Shaw, Bi 1 1 2 2 2 
Shaw, JohnD. 122 
Shclfo, Camille215, 231 
Shclton , Sharon266 
Shelton, Shery 266 
Shcrrill, Sandi 168 
Shields, Rosland79 
Shields , Rozalyn 74 
Shirley, Brian? 1 
Shores , Melissa 266 
Shotwell, Kellie215 
Shows , Don 1 5, 
Sibley, Dana266 
Sibley, Henry87 
Simon , Andrea 2 66 
Simoncaux , John J . 266 

Sims, Victoria 129, 266 

Sisson , Connie L. 266 

Si vo, Stephen 127 

Skcrrit , Tom 5 7 

Slack, Rusty 144 

Slankster, Dolorice266 

Slaton , Mandy J . 2 6 6 

Slaughter , Melanie L. 231 

Slay, Bradl23 

Slay , JohnB. 266 

Smiley , Barry 222 

Smith, Brad 114 

Smith, CarlC. 266 

Smith, CaroleLyn 127, 215 

Smith , Christie36 

Smith , Jennifer L. 266 

Smith , JoD. 266 

Smith , Jo A nn 22 2 

Smith , Mclissa72, 74, 126 

Smith , Melody 30, 37, 53 

Smith , Paula 23 1 

Smith, Pernelll35, 171, 172, 174 

Smith . Shane50 

Smith , ShavanniaM. 58, 266 

Smith , Steve97 

Smith, Susan 150, 222 

Smith , Terrie266 

Smith , ThomasR. 266 

Smith , Tim266 

Smith , Tony222 

Smith , Tracy 34, 50, 266 

Smith , Trevor 174 

Snead , Anna M. 2 66 

Sncll, Mary L. 231 

Shelling, Kim 2 6 6 

Snow, Jcffery 121 

Sonnicr, Louicreacy 2 6 6 

Spencer, Ph y 1 1 is 2 6 6 

Spikes, GloriaL. 267 

Spikes, Markl63 

Spink , Stacie267 

Spitzer, Kathy 1 18 

Spivcy , Lanetia 2 02 

Sprowl, Lucky P. 122, 232 

Srinual , Pirom 12 9 

St. Amant , Cindy232 

Staats, Candace J. 267 

Stainbrook , Tammy R. 267 

Stalling, Dick222 

Starks, Lee82 

Steele, Sandra J. 267 

Stephens , John 153 

Stephens, Peggy267 

Stevens , Jerry 99 
Stevens, Ken 122 
Stevens , Mark 12 5 
Stewart, KelvinG. 232 
Stewart, LisaG. 267 
Stickle, Sarah J. 267 
Stinson , Rence 79 
Stoker , Scott 141, 149 
Stone, Christopher 126, 267 
Strawther, Lotena267 
Strcctman , Cynthia D. 267 
Strickland, Jackie V. 267 
Stridor , Lex67 
Stringer , Shannon L. 267 
Strothcr , Linda 2 6 7 

Stroud , ToniD. 267 

Stuart, JulieM. 268 

Stuchlik , Virginia A. 124, 232 

Sturman , Janet 2 2 2 

Sullivan, Kelly 34 

Suranc , Robin 2 6 8 

Sutherland, TamaraK. 268 

Sutherland, Teri 1 2 7 

Sutherlin, TeresaR. 

Sutton , Lydia268 

Swecency , Jearl L. 268 

Sweeny, Harriet 268 

Swiggard , Catherine 2 6 X 

Swinger, A n g e I a 2 3 2 

Sycd, Ali A. 123, 124, 232 

Tabor, Leigh Ann 36, 37 
Tabor , Sherry 2 3 2 
Taff, Stacey268 
Taliferro , Robin 2 1 
Tappan , Janice 3 6 
Tappin , JaniceD. 268 
Tate , Tanja 2 6 8 
Taulbce, Fred L. 2 68 
Tauzin , Michele268 
Taylor, EvanR. 117, 268 
Taylor, John 103 
Taylor , Karen 2 4 
Taylor, RoyE. 268 
Taylor, Sandra R. 128, 268 

Index 301 

Taylor , Trenna 7 4 
Temple, Dr. Austin 210, 222 
Terrell, Marjorie268 
Terry, John 75, 112 
Tcssicr, MatthewW. 268 
Therien , Nate 2 2 2 
Theus, Shclisa268 
Thcvenot, LisaA. 232 
Thibideaux, Angclique268 
Thisscl, Sidney 139, 143, 144 
Thomas, Andrea 113, 1 25, 191 
Thomas , Connie O. 232 
Thomas , Julia 268 
Thomas , Tommy 163 
Thomas, Toranya268 
Thomas, Wcslcy222 
Thompson, Patricia222 
Thompson, Robert 2 68 
Thorion , Mike 1 70 
Thrash , Tara 2 3 2 
Tictjcn , Tara 54, 122, 268 
Tillcy , Cynthia268 
Tiinmcrs, Tamara2 68 
Tinker , Sandra 2 6 8 
linker , Sara2 68 
Tinsley , Sherri 2 6 8 
Tippctt , Heathcr268 
Tipton , Rhonda269 
Todd , Su/anne 2 69 
Toliver , Yalaunda269 
Tomlinson , James P. 269 
Toms, KathleenF. 269 
Tons , Barbara 160 
Touchct, Katherine269 
Toussaint , April 269 
Toussaint, Roosevelt222 
Townscnd , Mike 123, 129 
Towry , Pam 1 2 9 
Iran , Loan 123, 269 
Trangmar , Johnny R. 232 
Treadway , Randy 8 2 

Trichel , CharlotteC. 232 
Trigg, Shannon 269 

Triggs , Keith 5 1 

Troutman , Dan 12 9 

Troxlcr, Mark 163, 269 

Turbcvillc, Donna 128, 269 

Turchick , Robert 12 6 

Turner , Darren 8 7 

Turner , Floyd 132, 140, 147, 

Turner , Patsy 2 69 

Turner , Sue 4 7 

Turner , Tanya 2 69 

Many students at Northwestern are without the luxury and convenience of a car, so some rely on their friends for 
transportation. Karyn Van Buren catches a ride with Craig Llorance. 

Tutt , Stacy 269 

Urban , Marsha 1 9 3 

Vaughn , Sharon21, 128 
Veatch , Elizabeth D. 2 69 
Venable, Josie269 
Vercher , Donna L. 269 
Vcrther, Glyn 163, 269 
Verzwyvelt , RhondaM. 215, 232 
Viers, Charlie222 
Vincik , Mclinda 1 1 9 
Vinson , Dustin 1 29 
Vinson, Ernest 123, 269 
Voorhces, John269 
Voorhics , Dina 2 69 

Vanbastelaer , Sheila232 
Vanllurcn , Karyn A. 269 
Vander Bloom , Cheryl 269 
VanHook, Michcllel 24 
Vassar, BrandiS. 269 

Waddle , Robert 124 
Wadson , Reginald D. 269 
Walker, DinaF. 269 
Walker , Tish 74, 79 

Walker , Vcrdis 14, 16, 63 123 
Walker, Wendell 21, 128 
Wall, A.Mela 269 
Wallace, Bonnie 129 
Wallace, Dara 1 2 8 
Wallace, Dora269 
Wallace, Freddiel42 
Wallace, Thomasl26 
Waller, Dorothea269 
Walsh , Jennifer 34, 108, 112 
Walsh , John 12, 51 
Walters, Diana D. 232 
Walters , Wendy 54, 122, 270 
Wang, Jucll9, 270 
Ward , Caroline 1 1 1 
Ward , Lisa 120, 126, 270 
Ward , Stephanie 119 
Ward , Tim 2 70 
Wardlaw, Harry F. 2 70 
Warner, Scott 9 7 
Warren , Christopher N . 270 
Washington, CarlaM. 270 
Washington, Dorothy69 
Washington , Sarah270 
VVaskom , Scott 4 6 

302 Index 


Waters, Wilfred F. 2 70 

Watkins, EfremD. 23 2 

Weaver , Glenda 118, 270 

Weaver , Lisa 2 7 

Weaver, Tammy D. 232 

Webb , LcnaB. 270 
fl Wccgo, Michelle 106, 111, 129 
I Wells, RosaL. 2 70 
J Wells, Sonia270 

Wesley , Patrick 74, 82 
1 Wesley , Patrick 173 
i\ West, Ron 163 
| West , Shanel 2 1 
I Westmoreland , Terri 2 7 

Whitakcr, Richard 163, 166 
j White, Verna2 70 

Whitehead , Tommy 1 94 
I Whitford , Jennifer2 7 

Whitley , Catrell270 

Whitley , ClaraR. 2 70 

Whitstine, Elsie270 

Whitten , Katie36, 75 

Wiley , MarionS. 270 

Wilkins, Ronald R. 163, 232 

Willett , LindaA. 270 

Williams, AngelaD. 124, 270 

Williams, Anital27, 222 

Williams, Brad 1 2 1 

Williams, ChenaP. 270 

Williams, Chrisll2 

Williams , Darlcne L. 232 

Williams, Denice270 

Williams, Don 1 12 

Williams, EvaL. 271 

Williams, Gary 7 5 

Williams, Gearry 86, 87 

Williams , Jacquelyn B . 232 

Williams , Janice 2 7 1 

Williams , Jennifer 2 7 1 

Williams , Jerry 2 2 2 

Williams, Kazelle86, 87 

Williams , Lisa 2 7 1 

Williams, P.Deni 232 

Williams, Reginald27 1 

Williams, Ricky23 

Williams, SheliaL. 271 

Williams, Sid 7 5 

Williams, Thomas87 

Williams, YolandaS. 67, 271 

Williams, Yulonda74 

Willis, Laura 50, 51 

Willis, Olive223 

Wilson , Chad 121, 124, 232 

Wilson , Charlene27 1 
Wilson , Cindy 34, 74 
Wilson , JacquelineM. 233 
Wilson , Kclle271 
Wilson , Kim 16, 30, 50, 53 
Wilson , Vickie271 
Wimbcrly , Carolyn 2 7 1 
Winders, Kristi 121, 271 
Windham , PaulaJ. 233 
Windham, Shannon271 
Winter , William 125 
Wise , Ronnie 1 2 1 
Wise, Shonda271 

Wolfe, Lisa 125, 223 

Wolfe, Stcve24, 37, 57, 271 

Wolfe, William 126 

Womack, Karen 2 7 1 

Womack , Melissa 124, 271 

Womack, Rabecca2 7 1 

Woodard , Brenda223 

Woodward, Rickey 120 

Worchcl , Cari2 3 

Wren , Lori2 7 1 

Wright, Lorl23 3 

Wright, Ron271 

Wyatt, D.Neal 271 

Wynn, Eric 74, 82, 233 

Wynne , Cynthia27 1 

Wynne , Teresa 2 7 1 


NSU's eight-man rowing squad shuttles across Chaplin's Lake during early morning practice. 

Northwestern Yell Leaders Winston Howard and Lisa Lukowski entertain the basketball crowd in Turpin Stadium. 
Many hours of practice and hard work go into the skill shown here by these two enthusiastic Demon fans. 

Index 303 

Y a n k o w s k i , Michael223 

\ 1 i u i) g , A tn a nd a 2 2 3 
Young, Kimbcrly271 
Yount, I. . i Donna 2 7 1 

Zalewski, Donna 1 22 

Zeller , Fabian 63 

Zcringue, Jeffrey P. 112, 233 

Making the most of the spring weather, 
Shannon Trigg and Bridget Bamb tool arouna 
campus with their windows down to catch the 

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Alpha Kappa Alpha 76, 77 
Delta Sigma Theta 78, 79 
Kappa Alpha 80, 81 
Kappa Alpha Psi 82, 83 
Kappa Sigma 84, 85 
Phi Beta Sigma 86, 87 
Phi Mu 88, 89 
Sigma Kappa 90, 91 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 92, 93 
Sigma Tail Gamma 94, 95 
Tail Kappa Epsilon 96, 97 
Theta Chi 98, 99 
Zeta Phi Beta 100, 101 

Adjacent to Northwestern s columns, the Nicholls School, built in 1906, is a reminder of days gone by. 

304 Index 

:5oivcr<Oi^ tef 

Tina Dutile 
Jennifer Walsh 

Charlotte Rush 

Janelle Ainsworth 
Van Reed 
Jason Oldham 
Dawn Morris 
Eddy Broadway 
Ricky Carroll 
Jemi Lallaye 
H. Scott Jolley 
Jennifer Roy 
Dan Dupre 
Tim Johnson 
Randy Jones 
Glen Moorman 
Robert Rougeau 
Tom Whitehead 


Managing Editor 

Organizations/Greeks Editor 

Student Life Editor 


Individuals Editor 

Academics Editor 

Sports Editor 

Community/Index Editor 













Volume 78 of the Northwestern State University Potpourri was printed by 
Jostcns Printing and Publishing Division in Topcka, Kansas, using offset lithography 
and printed in accordance with a 26-pagc contract enacted by University Purchasing 
Agents Cecil Knotts and Curt Joiner, local Jostcns representative. All camera-ready 
layout pages were sent to the plant using the Macintosh Plus computer system, 
primarily MacWritc for copy processing and Pagemakcr 3.0 for page layout. 


The True-Life Litho cover, produced in Jostcns' Topcka cover plant, was 
mounted on 1 50-point binder board. Cover specifications include a silkscrccn design 
with a four-color process using a charcoal gray background. 


All pages were printed on 80 lb. dull enamel. 


Out of 304 pages, 16 pages were printed in the four-color process. The opening, 
closing, and divider pages were designed by the editor. 


10 point Times was used for all body copy, captions were 9 point italicized 
Times, and headlines and subheads were also in Times, ranging in point size from 18 
and 36 point up to 72 point. Other fonts were used in various capacities throughout the 


Each section editor designed thcirrcspcctivc sections in cooperation with Editor 
Tina Dutilc. The theme and cover were designed by the editor and staff members. The 
opening, edited by Tina Dutilc, uses a variable column layout. Student Life, edited by 
Charlotte Rush, uses four columns for its layout. Edited by Jennifer Walsh, Organi- 
zations and Greeks uses three columns as does Sports, edited by Jason Oldham. Aca- 
demics, edited by Van Reed, uses the four column format, featuring Who's Who and 
the Potpourri Interview Scries. Individuals is edited by Jancllc Ainsworth and uses 
variable columns. The Community and Index section uses a five column layout and 
is edited by Dawn Morris. Tom Whitehead is the faculty adviser of the 1989 Potpourri. 


Portraits were taken by Sudlow Photography from Danville, Illinois. Organi- 
zation, fraternity, and sorority group shots plus other photos were taken by Potpourri 
photographers Dan Duprc, Tim Johnson, Randy Jones, Glen Moorman, Robert 
Rougcau, and Charlotte Rush. Don Scpulvado, director of Northwestern Photographic 
Services, also donated many pictures to the book, as did Gary Hardamon of the 
Natchitoches Times. 


The 1989 Potpourri was printed on a total editorial printing budget of $62,072 
and received no funding from the University. The press run for the Potpourri was 2,700 
and the publication dale was April 30, 1989. The cost for each book was S20, which 
was included in the Student Activities Fee. Inquiries concerning the book should be 
addressed to Potpourri, Box 5306, Natchitoches, LA 71497. 


Dr. Robert Alost, Georgia Bcaslcy, Steve Horton, Craig Scott, Dala Yates, Tom 
Wancho, and Janet Check. 

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